Michalska Brana, Bratislava

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Historic Site · Landmark
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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  • This is the only preserved gate in the old town, flanked by buildings with some shops and restaurants. Great spot for photos and taking a break from all the walking.  more »
  • This is the only preserved old entrance to the city, needs a bit of repair to it. Walking through the gate takes you to the d town and its shops, bars, restaurants and cafes to sit and people watch  more »
  • If you are visiting Bratislava I recommend visiting Michaels tower and it's museum. They have selection of midieval guns and on the top of the tower is view like very few in Bratislava. It is completely different from when walking streets of downtown. It looks like from a fairytale. Definitely recommend visiting.
  • Very nice place. I visited it during hard lockdown but with o without people is always cool!!

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