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Address: Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Description: This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the...
This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
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One of the best spots in the Old City

We liked the Colonia del Sacramento old portuguese Fort's main gate. That, along with some 80 meters of the Fort's thick wall are the principal remains of the historic city that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We liked the Colonia del Sacramento old portuguese Fort's main gate. That, along with some 80 meters of the Fort's thick wall are the principal remains of the historic city that aren't houses of the time. Very nice the gate and the old bridge. Thanksfully this part was saved from destruction. A landmark of Colonia del Sacramento.

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surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The differences betweethis place and Buenos Aires and Montevideo couldn't be greater. It's quiet and very picturesque and lots of little restuarants to try out. You can hire golf buggies for a few hours and that is probably all you need. Unless you really want a quiet restful time on your holiday then you can do Colonia in a day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited this walled port town on a day trip from Buenos Aires. It was a really nice time although the weather was not very cooperative. We rented an electric car from Viaggio rent a car. They are located right in front of the entrance to the Ferry terminal. The price was very cheap, $35 for 6 hours. The car... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was once the only access point into the Portuguese fortified town of Colonia del Sacramento. The town was constantly being passed back and forth between Spanish and Portuguese. This is one of the few places where you can see a decent section of the city wall which enclosed the entire site. They were reinforced around 1750 during what is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

In our rambles, we kind of stumbled upon the wall of the old fort, and followed it along the moat till we came to the Puerta de la Ciudadela, or literally Gate to the little City. after the obligatory photos and running back and forth over the drawbridge, we sank onto one of the conveniently low tree branches nearby for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Well conserved, a nice spot for taking pictures. There are also very clean public restrooms nearby, which adds for the comfort of tourists and dwellers as well. There are plaques with useful information at all attactions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The gate is a place to take a picture for the memory book, because there is nothing else to see once you pass under it. I agree with ichibanwanderer comment: "take your pictures and move on".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Quaint old world charm, absolutely loved it if you want to get away from the city. A photographers dream. We took a ferry 8:30 am return 4:30 pm via buqubus from ba payment from foreigners only allowed in US dollars or credit cards since 6th dec 2013 and not local currency. Book ferry a day earlier in BA. We had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Interesting in how it fits in to the history of the city but you need a little bit of imagination to appreciate the impact of this gate and the wall that cut off the city from the rest of the world. Take your pictures and move on.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I've got to be honest, I like giving positive reviews but there is nothing outstanding about this entrance. It's quaint but in no means grand. It is reasonably old, constructed in 1745, however I just did not find it the least impressive. You can also go to the top of the town wall where there is an old cannon (one!)... More 

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