St. Michael's Street and St. Michael's Gate in Bratislava

Monday, July 18, 2016 0 Comments

St. Michael's Street and St. Michael's Gate in Bratislava

Can you imagine a lighthouse inside a city center? Nope? Well, imagine no further as my imagination tells me that it could possibly look like the St. Michael's Gate in Bratislava. It’s neither a lighthouse nor the centre of a city center, but it sure entertains my mind's eye.


In Bratislava, Slovakia, this gate that can be seen even from afar is the only city gate that has been preserved of the medieval fortifications and ranks among the oldest town buildings. It was built around 1300 and has the statue of St. Michael and the Dragon was placed on its top. The tower houses the Exhibition of Weapons of Bratislava City Museum.


On the sixth floor of the tower there is a balcony that offers a magnificent view of the Old City, the Castle, and surrounding areas. We walked past the Michael's gate before actually noticing it was that. Haha! Our stomach aches and thirsty shopping hands are on the loose, and we couldn’t help ourselves but to check out the different souvenir shops, luxury shops, and restaurants around the area.


Apparently, it’s a “lighthouse” of life events within this city, as there is profusion of stuffs going on around the area. It’s one of the streets you can hang around for a considerable amount of time. Be sure to check it out when in Bratislava.












Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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