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Address: Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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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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Hot spot in Sacramento

One of the niceiest places in Sacramento. Take time to see the stone wall, wall around and see the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the niceiest places in Sacramento. Take time to see the stone wall, wall around and see the river.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This drawbridge is a beautiful historic area of the town. There is a huge wall connected to doorway. I didn't know about this until I was in Colonia and kept seeing it on all the magnets and souvenirs in the shops. We stumbled upon it after we had lunch by the Lighthouse and we walked down this street we hadn't... More 

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We spent few hours there.Its a tourist location and very amusing. We took many pics and enjoy a little shopping while there.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visiting the old town center of Colonia de Sacramento is a wonderful departure from the big cities on Buenos Aires and Montevideo. It is a very relaxed "old world experience" that should not be missed, especially since this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best way to start your visit to this old city is to begin at the... More 

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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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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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