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  • Michalská 22, Staré Mesto, Bratislava
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The time required is approx. 1 hour.
The time required is approx. 1 hour.

The Michael's Gate in Bratislava used to be part of the 14th century city fortifications. It is the only preserved gate of the originally four entrance city gates. It was named after the Gothic church of St. Michael, which was located before the fortifications and was demolished in the 16th century because of the Turkish raids.

The so-called Michael's Tower, in which the City Museum in Bratislava set up a temporary exhibition - Michael's Tower: after reconstruction. The exhibition lets you learn about the history of construction development and the gradual transformation of the tower's function. Its premises, which would otherwise serve as exhibition rooms or a place of transit, now provide an opportunity to stop and learn more deeply about the history of the monument. It also reveals older layers and materials that would otherwise remain hidden from the eyes of visitors under a layer of unifying plaster.

The medieval barbican is also connected to the Michalská tower - part of the city fortifications, on the ground plan of which the townspeople's houses later grew. In one of them, the Pharmacy U Červeného raka is still preserved, which is a visitor center where you can buy tickets to the Michalská tower.

From the 51 meter high Michalská tower, specifically from the upper terrace, you can enjoy a charming view of the castle and the Old Town.

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