Michael’s Gate is a city gate situated in the Slovakian capital city, Bratislava. The gate is the only gate that has been preserved from the Medieval fortifications. The gate was built in the early 14th century, it was the smallest of the four city gates and was used mainly by local fishermen returning with fish caught at the Danube River. The gate was renovated in the 18th century to a Baroque style and the statue of St. Michael was added. The gates tower is currently used to exhibit the weapons collection of the Bratislava City Museum.
The gate is situated in the city centre. Take the 5 or 9 trams to ‘Kapucinska’ which is a short walk away from the gate.
Opening Times and Admission
You can see the exterior of the gate at any hour of any day for free as it is situated in a public place. The museum at the city gate is open six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm except for weekends when it opens at 11 am.