Michael's Gate (Michalska brana) Tours

Now the only remaining fortified gate—of the original four—in Bratislava’s double ring of medieval fortified walls, Michael’s Gate 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.

Practical Info

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.
Location
Address: Michalská, Bratislava 811 03, Slovakia
clock-o
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.
ticket-star
Admission: Adults €4.30; students, seniors, children under 14 €2.50
Read More

4 Tours & Activities to Experience

times
icon-filterFilter
Clear all
Select Dates
Sort by:Default

Local Secrets of Bratislava Small Group Tour Including Picnic and a Trolleybus ride

Exploring Bratislava independently may show you the sights, but won’t provide an inside take on the city. This walking tour delivers: letting you experience its past, culture, and food through local eyes. Find the Old Town’s secret places, discover crowd-free pubs and viewpoints, ride a trolleybus, enjoy a Bratislavan picnic, and more: all as your guide shares stories you’d otherwise miss. Entry fees and select foods and drinks are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$72.74 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
From
$72.74 USD

Bratislava City Tour with Optional Devin Castle Visit

Discover the center of Slovakian culture and history on this 3-hour tour of Bratislava. Led by a local guide, explore St Martin’s Cathedral and the historic Main Square in the city’s Old Town. See the neoclassical architecture of the Primatial Palace and, if open, admire its interior Hall of Mirrors. Afterward, enjoy a scenic drive past Bratislava’s top landmarks, including the Slavín War Memorial and Bratislava Castle. To tour the medieval Devín Castle, upgrade your ticket to include a visit (own expense) after your city tour is finished.
  • Duration: 5 hours
From
$86.37 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 5 hours
From
$86.37 USD

Private Tour: Bratislava Walking Tour

Experience the center of Slovakia’s history and culture on a private, 3-hour tour of Bratislava. Led by a local guide, stroll past the historic landmarks of St Michael’s Gate, the Primatial Palace and the Main Square in the city’s Old Town. After exploring on foot, hop in the car to continue sightseeing, driving past the distinct blue hues of St Elisabeth Church and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy stops at Napoleon’s Hill and Bratislava Castle for sweeping views of the city before being dropped off back at your hotel. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$60.04 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 3 hours
From
$60.04 USD

Old Town Trolley Tour in Bratislava

Conventional vehicles aren’t permitted in Bratislava’s Old Town, so exploring its lanes means going by foot. Save time and effort with a seat on the Presporacik Oldtimer vintage trolley, the only tour vehicle allowed in the center. Settle aboard and pass sights such as the Roland Fountain, with onboard commentary to bring them alive. A quick, easy way to explore old Bratislava for travelers with limited time or mobility.
  • Duration: 35 to 50 minutes
From
$13.85 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 35 to 50 minutes
From
$13.85 USD


mobile_o
Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785