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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  • Read a few reviews on different sites and decided to go for a day from Vienna, as its only one hours drive. Very pleasant afternoon in an old town, which has lots of cafes, few shops, lovely... 
    Read a few reviews on different sites and decided to go for a day from Vienna, as its only one hours drive. Very pleasant afternoon in an old town, which has lots of cafes, few shops, lovely...  more »
  • As you walk under the gate your first impression of the capital will be inspiring. Fresh and active with outgoing people, the many cafes and bars are lined along the street emanating from the... 
    As you walk under the gate your first impression of the capital will be inspiring. Fresh and active with outgoing people, the many cafes and bars are lined along the street emanating from the...  more »
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  • Bratislava is a lovely place on summer and well worth a visit. We arrived by boat which is even better. St Michael's Gate is entirely encased in scaffolding at the moment and is closed to visitors but there's plenty more to see and the short climb up to the castle is well worth the slog for the view alone. Lots of shady cafes for ice cream coffee cake or larger meals.
  • The gate is located in the historic center of Bratislava, the old part of town. The gates basically separate the old and the new parts of the city. There are a lot restaurants, cafe's and small traditional stores around the location, definitely worth going there.

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