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Address: Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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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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Good old looking entrance

A small bridge connect the other part of the town with this one. Old door where you can see some cannons at the top of the walls.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Raul C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small bridge connect the other part of the town with this one. Old door where you can see some cannons at the top of the walls.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

It is really a nice walking day and cute cafes and shops as a side trip from Buenos Aires. We took the arrives at around 2 and left at about 9 and that was plenty of time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This gate has a drawbridge from centuries ago.The walls adjacent are about six feet thick with cannons through the holes.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

As you're wandering around Colonia, you're sure to stumble upon this massive stone gate and wall. It's interesting, for sure. And a nice walk along it to the water.

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Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The gate of the Citadel is the one of the remains of the fortifications that once surrounded the old colony. It serves as a good starting point before touring the rest of the historical place.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

It's part of the Historic Quarter, the entrance to the fortified citadel, extremely well preserved. It's surrounded by a wall of stone, very beautiful, which leads to the sea. There are some cannons and benches as well so you can sit down a bit and enjoy the view.

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Walking through the Gate of the Citadel takes you from modern day Colonia back to colonial times when the historical quarter of the town was being constructed. The gate was constructed in 1745 of grey stone and is considered one of the most important historical monuments of Colonia. This is a good starting point for visiting the historical quarter of... More 

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Chorzow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Historical district of Colonia del Sacramento is a city definately worth of a day visit. Take a ferry from Buenos to cross the La Plata Bay and arrive there to see that time has stopped maybe a century ago. No rush, easy/lazy walking pedestrians, tasty food, quite marina, beatiful cobblestone streets, awasome sunset. Great, great trip!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Colonia is a small town that is fiercely proud of its heritage. It is pretty and colourful, with glorious architecture displaying the cultures that have influenced the area. Well worth the trip.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The main gate and the main attraction of Colonia. The historic city to the old town starts through this gate

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