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St. Michael's Gate, Bratislava: 57 reviews and 90 photos


St. Michael's Tower is the only preserved gateof the city's original fortifications. The pyramidal Gothic tower was constructed in the first half of the 14th century. In 1511 it was raised and in 1753-1758 the tower was given its present form. To protect it, an outer stone construction was put up as a barbican. In 1712 it was given a baroque form with passage-way. Some years later, a stone bridge was contructed over the moat with the statues of St.Michael Archangel and St.John Nepomucene. Today, the tower houses a Museum of Weaponry and Medieval Art of Fortifications. The upper terrace permits an interesting view of the city.

Address: Michalska ulica

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  • Written May 9, 2003
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