Michalska Brana, Bratislava

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Topped with the statue of St. Michael slaying the dragon, Michalska Brana represents the oldest preserved part of the city's medieval fortifications. Built around 1300, the gate acquired its present appearance during an 18th-century reconstruction. Follow the marked historical crown path through the gate and notice a disk with a compass pointing in the directions of the world's major cities. The bridge on the other side of the passage arches over the last remaining section of a medieval moat. Visit the clock tower to see the exhibition of weapons there and climb to the sixth-floor balcony for vistas of the old town, castle, and surrounding landscapes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Michalska Brana and many more Bratislava attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bratislava route maker site.
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  • I was impressed by and even grew fond of the Michalska Brana or St. Michael's Gate which is what was left of the old city gates in the era bygone. Bratislava or Pressburg as it was formerly known...  more »
  • Very famous and photographed place in the heart of the old town. You shouldn’t skip it! A lot of souvenir shops and restearaunts are around  more »
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