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Michael's Gate (Michalska brana)

Michalska 24, Stary mesto, Bratislava, Slovakia (Staré Mesto)
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Ranked #14 of 94 attractions in Bratislava
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The gate itself is nothing out of the ordinary. If you like gates, this one is nice. Just look up and you will find it. However be aware of pick pockets. Nothing bad happened to us but I did see some suspicious-looking people. There are crowds of tourists, so try to avoid them and keep as little belongings with you... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were given the history on this gate. Being part of the old wall. Saw which was the direction to home. The attraction is in the old town and it's not hard to find. You would enjoy visiting it but try to find the history in advance. Good to see.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I love old city gates, and Michael's gate is very nice. It's at the top of a nice gentle hill in the Old Town, and is very well kept all things considered. Note the little bronze crown discs in the cobblestones in the area, and Google it for the story behind them!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was a pleasure to see and hear about Michael's Gate in Bratislava. This is the last of the gates and hopefully will be kept forever to remind everyone of the historic facts about Bratislava and Slovakia. Michael's Gate is one of the 'to see' attractions here.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Really lovely to see a bit of Bratislava history. The walk up is enjoyable (not too many steps, and broken up by the Museum of Arms exhibition) but the viewing balcony outside is the perfect platform to people watch from. Getting a birds eye view on people walking that close below is quite bizarre and amusing. Lovely to look down... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The old city gate is a treat to see standing,but we almost missed it. Be on the lookout...lots of distractions everywhere. The cool part was seeing the golden star in the floor within it...all distances in this country are measured from this point...I saw the same thing outside of Norte Dame in Paris! Small world...

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Lomma, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

once upon the time this was one of gates to this gated Community Pressburg Bratislava.Museum but mostly nice view from up there are definitivelyin Slovak passeo in Spanish Place to see others Walking and to be seen.Now its mostly tourists.Dont miss fine winw cellars nearby if u are tired of Walking.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Well worth visiting the last 'old' gate in Bratislava to see the architecture but, unfortunately, at the time of our visit repairs were being undertaken to Michalska street and this meant building materials around the gate and much of the street was cordoned off. This has affected my ability to review properly.

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Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Haven't been inside the tower but what I can say is that it is quite beautiful (the facade that is). The streets are generally busy with really nice cafes and restaurants. Michael's Gate is the last gate standing. The gate in itself is not that interesting but the architectural design is nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

On your stroll in Bratislava don't miss to go up and down Michalska street, with the cobblestone roads this is place where you can imagine history happened. Always busy street with many small cafes and restaurants and street vendors. Sometimes too crowded so careful about somebody picking your pockets especially in busy summer months.

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