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“Portal into the timelessness of this amazing town.....”

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 September 30, 2013

This is a portal into the timelessness of this UNESCO town complete with its own wooden drawbridge. As an entryway, this is a dramatic start to your journey through this amazing maze of cobblestone streets, buildings and history.

If you are persistent and wait for your turn to take a photo without like-minded visitors, then you will be rewarded with a fantastic memory to take back home with you – we did and it was worth stalling behind or better still return and take in the gate from the other side too!

Enjoy your experience!

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Well worth a visit when you are in the old city. This grand gate was inaugurated in 1745 and with it`s huge walls will give you glimpse into what the city must have looked like many years ago. Great photo opportunities here.

Thank Nelmi
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

its a great spot to take a picture and it's the place to start walking through the historic neighborhood.

Thank sofiberro
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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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