Michael’s Gate is the only remaining gate from the original medieval fortifications. The original Gothic tower from 15th century was redone in Baroque style in 1750s. It is named after angel St. Michael whose copper statue from 1728 you can see on the top of the tower.
In this audio track you will also learn:
Legend explaining why there are clocks only on three sides of the tower.
where is the narrowest building in Europe (with 130 cm front façade)
Why to avoid going through the smaller entrance of the Barbican gate.
and last but not least some brief history of Presidential Palace and adjacent garden.