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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  • Tghe gate area was really cool. Unfortunately, it was still under construction in May 2022. The buildings were just fantastic. 
    Tghe gate area was really cool. Unfortunately, it was still under construction in May 2022. The buildings were just fantastic.  more »
  • I read about the gate and it is definitely a must-see! What was impressive about it was how large it was. I also found the restaurants to be top-notch, and the people watching to be fantastic... 
    I read about the gate and it is definitely a must-see! What was impressive about it was how large it was. I also found the restaurants to be top-notch, and the people watching to be fantastic...  more »
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  • The meaning of this gate is so simple but still amazing, the center of the city, maybe you wouldn't expect to find this just walking randomly. Nothing to do, just take the picture.
  • Part of the old town of Bratislava. This is a maze of passages and cobbled streets lined with historic buildings, many of which are shops, bars, restaurants or hotels. This place can be very atmospheric, even gothic, in the evening, especially in the winter when there are few tourists.

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