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Puerta de la Ciudadela
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Owner description: This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
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.

Thank Danielle M
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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.

Thank Sparkie09
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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.

Thank namchegompa
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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

Thank elsiek
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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.

Thank Kalmaro
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