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Puerta de la Ciudadela

Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Interesting start for a walking tour

The main gate and entrance to the walled city. It has the original base and reconstructed walls... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Quito, Ecuador
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Semi ruined but full of character

When you see the Gate of the old citadel you can imagine how impressive and strong it was in its... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2017
Ricardo B
London, United Kingdom
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This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
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Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The main gate and entrance to the walled city. It has the original base and reconstructed walls . Try to go early morning In order to read the inscriptions.

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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

When you see the Gate of the old citadel you can imagine how impressive and strong it was in its heyday. Semi ruined but a small walk in the walls is an interesting experience

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

The city gate is, of course, a must see. The ruins are charming and provide good photo spots. It is located in the historic center. One can climb the ruins and it is quite fun. Colonia del Sacramento is a small city and walking around...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed January 31, 2017

The puerta and the wall with it's cannon is one the last vestiges of the Portuguese history with Colonia del Sacramento. Good photo opportunities

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

This well preserved entrance gate to the old district in Colonia, with its moat included, is your introduction to the richness of history and architecture that Colonia holds for its visitors. You seem to travel to the old days of pirates and colonial wars and...More

1  Thank Jesusmiguel58
Reviewed January 5, 2017

The gateway to the barrio historico. Sometimes you can see a performer at the gate too. Many people try to get a photo for themselves so be patient if you want to do so.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The stone gate is the entrance to the historic district. It is a good place to start exploring the historic district.

Thank charles6346
Reviewed December 26, 2016

It is the old gate, worth taking a photo of or simply marvelling at. Can't be missed as you're walking around Colonia.

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Another part of the historical old city in Colonia. A nice entrance close to the ferry that transports you back in time as you walk along the cobblestone streets of the old town.

1  Thank Gary N
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

An historic place to understood why Colonia del Sacramento is a UNESCO's site! A walking tour of one hour is enough for basic information. Of course, the history is so interesting that you would stay more time specially with a beer: Patricia!

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