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Michael's Gate (Michalska brana)

Michalska 24, Stary mesto, Bratislava, Slovakia (Staré Mesto)
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Ranked #9 of 86 attractions in Bratislava
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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303 reviews 303 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Not only can you tell how far you are from home due to the old time feel there is a disc in the ground that will tell you the distance from where you are standing. Don't miss the cannon balls in the buildings which were tax free if they were hit by a cannon ball. Our tour guide showed us... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Michael's Gate (Michalská brána) is no life-changing sight. It's rather a humble gift given to the city by its medieval past. That stated, when you visit, be sure to do like the locals and avoid the smaller archway (this is the archway through which prisoners sentenced to death were taken to the square to be publicly executed). The narrowest house... More

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The gate itself is neat, but pretty standard for older European cities. As we walked around town, we walked through the gate to get from the main square back up toward the Presidential Palace area.

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This area is very crowded. The archecture is beautiful. The gate is not that special but the building is. Look for the round plaque in the ground that tells you distances from this spot. also look for the cannon ball embedded in the building a few stores down the street

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

There are so many tourists passing by, it is easy to walk right through the door - looking up - and miss the dial with distances which tell you how far you are from most capitals. It's on the pavement.

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Rehovot, Israel
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nothing to see but to the fact it is just in the middle of the old city. nothing to do but to walk under it...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

An interesting museum inside the tower with a nice surprise at the top that you can go out onto the balcony to experience the views of the old town. The museum isn't well sign posted in how to get in but the 4.30euro ticket per person also gives entry into the pharmacy museum,

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Party location during weekend evenings. Nice bars around, but on the other hand if you are wearing high heels, you would probably kill yourself because side-walk is in such a horrible condition. A lot of homeless people are sitting in front of bars and asking money from tourists.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Michael's Gate is the only portion remaining of a Medieval fortification that once stood in Bratislava. It is worth seeing for a photo op, but not really much more to do. The city of Bratislava, however, has lots of history since it was founded back in the 9th c. It is a lovely city full of Gothic, Boroque, and Art... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is an interesting heritage item, and well worth the climb to the top. You get a great view across the Old Town. The weapons display on the various floors going up was quite interesting, but not a English labels.

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