Michael's Gate

Local nameMichalská brána
LocationBratislava, Slovakia

In Bratislava, Slovakia, Michael's Gate is the only city gate that has been preserved of the medieval fortifications and ranks among the oldest town buildings. Built about the year 1300, its present shape is the result of baroque reconstructions in 1758, when the statue of St. Michael and the Dragon was placed on its top. The tower houses the Exhibition of Weapons of Bratislava City Museum.

In the medieval times the town was surrounded by fortified walls, and entry and exit was only possible through one of the four heavily fortified gates. On the east side of the town, it was the Laurinc Gate, named after Saint Lawrence, in the south it was the Fishermen's Gate,. This was the smallest gate of the four, used mainly by the fishermen entering the city with fish caught in the river Danube.

Tags GateMedievalTowerCity GateAccessibleHeritage
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Opening hours

Michael's Tower:
Tu-Fr 10 am - 5 pm
Sa-Su 11 am - 6 pm


Michael's Tower Entrance Fee:
Adult: 4.50 EUR
Child/Senior: 2.50 EUR

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael's_Gate

Official Website https://www.visitbratislava.com/sk/miesta/michalska-brana/

Address Michalská, 81103 Bratislava, Slovakia

Coordinates 48°8'42.464" N 17°6'24.324" E

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