Museum of Arms

Michael's Tower
Michalská 22, Bratislava
+421 2 5443 3044, mmba@bratislava.sk

Museum of Arms

Michael's Tower
Michalská 22, Bratislava
+421 2 5443 3044, mmba@bratislava.sk

The only gate with a tower preserved from the Bratislava fortification system

The first written record of the Michael‘s Gate dates back to the 14th century when the gate was probably not provided with a tower yet. The tower is considered a 15th century structure.

From 1962, the premises of Michael’s Tower hosted the exhibition of arms and city fortifications. In 2020 this exhibition was canceled and a complex restoration of the tower started to be planned as well as the scenario of a new exhibition of the Museum of arms and city fortifications.

Michael’s Tower together with Michael’s Gate used to be a part of medieval city fortifications, which were started in the 13th century, rebuilt on several occasions and tore down after 1775. Originally it was a 15th century polygonal tower, raised in last decades of the next century with an octagonal superstructure. This construction modification employed also stone material from the canceled St. Michael’s Church. Current appearance of the tower originates in the Baroque renovation. In 1758 a copper statue of Archangel Michael with a dragon by Peter Eller was set on its spire. The Gothic chain bridge was substituted with a Baroque one completed with statues of saints, while the defense wall with a zwinger was incorporated into blocks of building of Zámočnícka ulica (Locksmith Street).

The ticket is valid also for the Museum of Pharmacy

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Tuesday closed  
Wednesday closed  
Thursday closed  
Friday closed  
Saturday closed  
Sunday closed  
 
New Year's Day closed  
Good Friday closed  
Easter Sunday closed  
Easter Monday closed  
All Saints Day closed  
Christmas Eve closed  
Christmas Day closed  
New Year's Eve closed  
The ticket is valid also for the Museum of Pharmacy
Basic ticket price 5 €
Reduced ticket
(children under 14 years of age, students, seniors)
3 €
Family ticket
(two adults and children under 14 years of age)
10 €
School group
(not offered during summer holidays)
1,50 €
Free entry
(children under 6 years of age, disabled person
card's holders and their guide, journalists,
teacher accompanying 10 pupils of students,
tourist guide)
 
Discounts for card holders  
Bratislava Card 100 % 0 €

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Michael's Tower is closed for complete reconstruction.
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