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Michael's Gate (Michalska brana)

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Address: Stary mesto Michalska 24, Bratislava 811 03, Slovakia
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Nice views of the old city

Yes, it is the only remaining gate to the old walled city of Bratislava. It is a climb up its narrow stairs. The "museum" of weapons is not very interesting but the 360 degree... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, it is the only remaining gate to the old walled city of Bratislava. It is a climb up its narrow stairs. The "museum" of weapons is not very interesting but the 360 degree view from the top is quite nice.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

entering the old city through Michael's Gate provides access to a compact area of shops, small streets, cafes and buidlings of historic interest. The area is well worth seeing for those interested in architectural history, small eateries and a casual stroll. An enjoyable place!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Medieval times, Bratislava was a walled city along the Danube, with several gates allowing access. Michael’s Gate is the only preserved medieval fortification and remains one of Bratislava’s oldest buildings, constructed around 1300AD. The present shape results from a Baroque reconstruction in 1758, when the Saint Michael & Dragon statue was placed atop the tower, which now houses Bratislava... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning old and beautiful path out and in to the old city. The old entrance gate is quite a site when you are here at sundown. Well worth a walk. Many bars and restaurants along this street.

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an important landmark we see as we walk through the Old Town. The ancient metallic circle on the floor showing the distance to different ancient cities of the world is interesting.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michaels gate is a must, when you are around historical part. The only gate, that remained out of four gates from medivial fortification represents a symbolic entry into the town. From the top you get perfect view and a feeling of a true esence of Bratislava.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the ancient entry point into the Old Town and its main street lined with numerous shops, restaurants/cafes and some street vendors. Nice place to spend the afternoon and grab something to eat or drink.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enter Old Town you will go through this gate. It is a charming entrance to a beautifully compact Old Town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gate to old town, but the hidden gem is the museum right next to it (Museum of Arms), which allows you to get up in the tower and get an amazing view is Old Town and Bratislava!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An imposing structure on your way into the old town. This is a spot where you can set out to investigate the area and a point of reference to find you way back.

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