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Puerta de la Ciudadela

Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
  • Excellent47%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old city” (15 reviews)
“main gate” (3 reviews)
“original wall” (3 reviews)
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Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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"main gate"
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"original wall"
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"walking tour"
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"nice pictures"
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"historic district"
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"tourist office"
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"colonial times"
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"nice walk"
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"cobblestone streets"
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"drawbridge"
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"citadel"
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"gateway"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is very cool - the chain is intact so you can see and get a feel for what it owuld have been like a few hundred years ago

Thank brentling
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance to the old fortified citadel occupied in history by the Portuguese and Spanish dependant on the date and winner of the battle. All that remains of the fortifications, otherwise torn down and used in various reconstruction.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The door/ gate to the city is an awesome entrance to the old town. Part of the original wall circling the town still stands with a cannon on top near the gate.

Thank vagabondafelice
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It's a really nice walk around Ciudadela. The gate in the entrance is the beginning of a walking tour in the old part of the city. Where you can visit all this part really nice of the city.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This is the entrance to the old city and is just for a photo stop. What is more interesting in within the city. Don't have to spend much time here.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The puerta leads the entrance into Colonia and is a popular spot for tourists taking pictures. Theres also old walls with cannons left behind that can be reached for pictures. Behind the puerta are a few souvenir and ice cream shops. A nice introduction to...More

Thank AusDonny
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

From a historical perspective it's interesting. At least I thought so. It's not impressing, but collectively with some of the other "digs" it provides a story of Spain in South America. For many it will just be a gate that's older than they are, missing...More

Thank HCovik
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is pretty and to get in and out of the old city it's pretty. You can get out of the area without using this gate.

Thank Deb W
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

It’s the entrance to the old city. It’s nice and worth a photo. You won’t spend more than ten minutes here.

Thank cabezonkoika
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

The old town is quite small, and is an easy afternoon stroll. Some of the calles are well shaded, so you can get out of the heat of the day. There are many interesting buildings, but you don’t need more than a day here to...More

Thank Iguana Hunter
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