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Michael's Gate (Michalska Brana) Tours

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Michael's Gate (Michalska Brana)
Now the only remaining fortified gate—of the original four—in Bratislava’s double ring of medieval fortified walls, Michael’s Gate (Michalska Brana) is a Gothic tower that has its beginnings in the 14th century and was commonly used by fishermen bringing their catch into the Starý Mesto (Old Town) from the River Danube. In the 1750s, the gate's Baroque copper cupola and a statue of St Michael slaying a dragon were added, bringing the tower’s height up to 167 feet (51 meters).

It was at Michael’s Gate that newly crowned Habsburg Austro-Hungarian kings would stop to pay their respects to the Archbishop of Bratislava. Today it is a landmark on the skyline, reached via the teeming restaurants, cafés and stores of narrow Michalská, and looming high over the Old Town. A circular viewing terrace on the sixth floor gives panoramic views across the red roofs and cobbled alleyways of central Bratislava. The diminutive Museum of Arms and City Fortifications breaks the journey up the steep steps to the top of the tower.

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Admission to the site costs €4.30 for adults and €2.50 for seniors, students and children under 14. It is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from October through April, with altered hours from May through September of Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Michalská, Bratislava 811 03, Slovakia
Hours: Oct.-April: Tues.-Sat 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May-Sept.: Mon-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adults €4.30; students, seniors, children under 14 €2.50
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Michael's Gate (Michalska Brana) hours of operation: Oct.-April: Tues.-Sat 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May-Sept.: Mon-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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