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4. Other old churches and Michael's Gate (Michaelsgate)

Bratislava: Heading up through the beautifully restored buildings to St Michael's Gate - the tower in the distance.


Bratislava: The medieval tower of St Michael's Gate which houses a museum.


Bratislava: Michalska

Bratislava: Ulica

Bratislava: St Michael's Gate. Michaelís Gate is the eastern entrance to the Old Tow and the only surviving watchtower of the original city fortification. It is over 50 m high and the tower was built in the early 14th century, though rebuilt many times since.


Bratislava: On the Michalska tower is the coat of arms of Maria Theresa above the arch put up in 1758 by the grateful citizens of Bratislava after the tower was rebuilt.




Bratislava: The Bratislava coat of arms is based on a red escutcheon with silver walls and three towers on its surface. In the middle, there is a gate with half-drawn bars. The coat of arms dates back to the 13th century and has been acknowledged by the bearing arms charter of Emperor Sigismond of Luxembourg in 1436.


Bratislava: Two statues near Michael's Gate of ? and ?


Bratislava: The Baroque entrance to the medieval Gothic Church of the Poor Clares.




Bratislava: A curious little tourist bus designed to navigate the narrow streets of Bratislava.


Bratislava: The entrance to the basilica of the Trinitarian Church of St John of Matha and Saint Felix of Valois. On the left is the former monastery, now a county house.


Bratislava: Inside the early 18th century Trinitarian Church of St John of Matha during an afternoon service with a packed congregation.


Bratislava: The elaborately decorated interior of the Trinitarian Church of St John of Matha.


Bratislava: The entrance to the Capuchin Church in Bratislava. The church is dedicated to St Stephen of Hungary and consecrated in 1717. The church belongs to the Capuchin Order and the 'plague' column of 1723 on the left supports a statue of the Virgin Mary.


Bratislava: The finely painted Baroque high altar of the Capuchin Church.



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