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“Main entrance into town” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Puerta de la Ciudadela

Puerta de la Ciudadela
Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Owner description: This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
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“Main entrance into town”
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 known as the golden era. A cute little drawbridge crossed the small ditch beyond the walls and there is a plaque which mentions the town's world heritage status.

Visited December 2013
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“Adds a sense of authenticity to the town...”
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 a rest and to breathe in the moment. Nice!

Visited April 2014
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“Nice spot for pictures”
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.

Visited April 2014
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“IT'S OKAY!”
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".

Visited April 2014
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“Colonia Uruguay”
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 an English guide. We used the bus and walked on foot, I suggest hire a golf cart if traveling with elderly or children. Awesome little restaurants, too bad nothing is done about the number of flies at the eateries. Do not eat here if you have a sensitive stomach. I strongly suggest something be done about the flies eg uv light zappers, a total put off, but great to have a cold drink or beer

Visited March 2014
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