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Puerta de la Ciudadela

Address: Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Owner description: This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Owner description: This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.

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Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, Argentina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Calangute, India
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163 reviews 163 reviews
100 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

this big door "Puerta de la Ciudadela" is also a Portuguese grand entrance to the city, this 16th centuary gate with its ertstwile grandeur has withstood the times . It also identifies the importance of the place as it house the habitation with all its city needs.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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187 reviews 187 reviews
116 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Nice enough but the real attraction is the overall historic part of the city through this gate. There are small shops all along the entryway but not right on top of the bridge/gate, which is nice because you don't get hit over the head with merchandise.

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London
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668 attraction reviews
691 helpful votes 691 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Easy to find this historic entrance way to the town complete with made up drawbridge. Good for a photo opportunity. To the side of it, you can climb up the city walls for a closer look at some cannons and a higher view of the area

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
124 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

It's fairly well kept and you can get a good idea of how things would have looked in the past. It's easy enough to find but not worth spending too much time hanging around, although you might as well walk slowly as it's easy to see most of the historic town pretty quickly.

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Seattle, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Tourist traps are not necessarily bad if they are built around something that is otherwise worth seeing. But Colonia Del Sacramento was apparently declared to be a UNESCO Heritage Site in a cynical effort to attract funds with which to rebuilt the ruins of the old city. Not a bad goal, except that neither the old city nor the museum... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Cute, 2-3 pictures... and that's it ! See my review for the day tour. The whole visit is worth 2-3 hours top unless you want to explore every shop, every worthless museum and take a picture of every spanish or portugese reconstituted house in the colonial city

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Severna Park, Maryland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Take the buquebus ferry from Buenos Aires and enjoy a wonderful meal, lots of small museums, and the many wonderful art & craft shops in Colonia. Only 25 minutes on the ferry and very relaxing. Make sure to see the video at the tourist office just 5 minutes from the ferry port. You stand and it surrounds you to give... More 

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