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 Michalska Gate in Bratislava

 

The Michalska Gate is the only city gate in Bratislava that had survived. The gate was built about 1300. The name of the gate comes from St. Michael’s church that had been there in the past.


The Michalska Gate is the only city gate in Bratislava that had survived. The gate was built about 1300. The name of the gate comes from St. Michael’s church that had been there in the past.
The octagonal tower was built at the beginning of the 16th century, but the baroque doping is a result of renovation during 1753 – 1758. When Bratislava was the coronation city of the Hungarian Kings, the Michalska Gate was one of the stops of the coronation procession.
Nowadays, there is a museum of medieval fortification inside, where you can see a collection of arms and uniforms. At the sixth floor there is an observation deck for tourists where you can admire the view of the Old Town of Bratislava.





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