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Puerta de la Ciudadela

Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Type: Bridges
Description: This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
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Chino Hills
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Somerset
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271 reviews 271 reviews
157 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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brecon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Mobile,AL
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140 reviews 140 reviews
42 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It is a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal to this historic entrance to the Barrio Historico and great way to begin your visit. You can climb up on the wall once you have gone through the gate to have a nice view over a cannon to the River Platte. I agree that waiting to choose the optimal time... More

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Montreal, Canada
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203 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The town is quite small, the drawbridge and fortress opening are grand and are a nice sight as you venture into the old town.

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Australia
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511 reviews 511 reviews
308 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a portal into the timelessness of this UNESCO town complete with its own wooden drawbridge. As an entryway, this is a dramatic start to your journey through this amazing maze of cobblestone streets, buildings and history. If you are persistent and wait for your turn to take a photo without like-minded visitors, then you will be rewarded with... More

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Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, Argentina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Well worth a visit when you are in the old city. This grand gate was inaugurated in 1745 and with it`s huge walls will give you glimpse into what the city must have looked like many years ago. Great photo opportunities here.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

its a great spot to take a picture and it's the place to start walking through the historic neighborhood.

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Brasil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

It's just the enter of the history center of Colonia. It's in a rock wall and it's gorgeous. Just perfect for a nice shoot.

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