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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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What a gate

I don't know about the gate well but its looking grabbed me. As the other reviewer says, don't forget your camera or you're local one. (-: It's strange to pass without picture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I don't know about the gate well but its looking grabbed me. As the other reviewer says, don't forget your camera or you're local one. (-: It's strange to pass without picture.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Is worth every step. Do not miss it. Colonia was shamfully the entry of thousands of african slaves to South America. Nobody can be blame now, but is sad to see it.

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Canelones, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great place to go with the family. The little streets all over the old city are amazing! You actually feel like you've travel back in time. Great little places to eat and just sit to have a coffee watching the ocean.

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Vitoria, ES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Very iconic place for pictures. There are shops next to it for souvenirs and a tourist center for informations.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This is the entrance to the old city. The bridge is pretty. You will not miss this as you will walk over the bridge.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 8, 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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