The 18-month restoration of Michalska Brana (Tower) has begun, and will be followed by a permanent exhibition. The tower, stone-sculptural and decorative features, and popular look-out are to be reconstructed. Including the rooftop statue of St. Michael the Archangel from the mid-18th century.
One bell will be restored, while the other – damaged by a World War II fire – will be recast. The clock faces and lead facade above the gate will also be given a makeover. The current windows will be replaced by replicas of the original Baroque windows. And also accompanied by the restoration of facades, and interior spaces – including plaster and flooring.
The renovation of Michalská Tower and the Museum of Weapons should cost EUR 1.6 million. And co-financed from a Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic grant. The tower is the best-preserved part of the original city fortifications. And it is one of Bratislava City Museum’s three most visited destinations.
Original source in Slovak language: bratislavskenoviny