The only gate of the original medieval fortification which is preserved to this day, Michael's Gate can be seen from all over the city! The gate was used for entry into Bratislava and has a 51-meter-tall tower with a foundation that is around 700 years old.
- The statue of St. Michael and the Dragon on top of the gate to represent their protection to the city.
- Museum of Weapons and City Fortification
- ‘Zero kilometer’ metal map beneath the gate which shows different distances to nearby cities.
Entrance Ticket Details For Michael's Gate
- Adult: Euros 4.30
How to Reach Michael's Gate
- Bus: At Zochova
- Light Rail: At Namestie SNP
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72.65% of people who visit Bratislava include Michael's Gate in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
44.8% of people start their Michael's Gate visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Michael's Gate
64.22% of people prefer walking in order to reach Michael's Gate
Michael's Gate Reviews & Ratings
A beautiful part of the medieval area, lots of independent shops around selling handmade crafts and souvenirs, not as tacky as you'd imagine. A great walk with lots of cobbled alleys and beautiful historic architecture. A must see in my opinion!
Bratislava is one of the city I visit that keeps most early buildings, without too much modern retrofit. I appreciate that. But some how on the ground, they made a compass that marked the distance and direction of few modern cities. It's interesting, tourist will feel excited at first minute, but confuse in the next second, is this compass old or newly build? People here want feel the history, since it's old city area. Keep it that way. However, if you are not that insist thing shall be kept like old time, it's really an interesting land mark.
Really old town Bratislava has so much to offer and this is one of the locations which really is the proper gateway. From her most people follow the crowds but make sure you turn right (on your way in), and see some of the lovely old buildings that aren't on the tourist map
Within couple of squares too much detail to focus on. Every step you feel the Old Town. Enjoy your time and please attention to every inch. Sometimes, around the corner you may find a spectacle or a baroque music performance as well.
Great view from the top. You can see much of the old town skyline and the castle and ufo bridge. Interesting and very well priced weapons museum.