Thursday, January 22, 2009

The View from St. Michael's Gate

The Saturday after we arrived in Slovakia, one of our coworkers, Alica (pronounced Aleetsa -- "c" makes a "ts" sound in Slovak), offered to show us around the Bratislava City Center. The City Center is about 17 minutes away by bus. It was a painfully cold day for a long walking tour, but we were warmed along the way by hot roasted chestnuts purchased from a cart on the street and a meal of goulash and perogies at the Slovak Pub. The highlight of the afternoon, however, was the view from St. Michael's Gate. The tower dates back to the 13th century. Now it's a small museum with a weapons exhibit...and a great view of the city.

2 comments:

David Wenzel said...

Is that the place with the torture rooms/devices in the basement? If not, find that place! I forget where it is. Old school torture tools, cell and all!

Heather Colletto said...

Um, VERY intrigued. I don't think this was the place, but I am now determined to find it!