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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 April 8, 2014

The gate is a place to take a picture for the memory book, because there is nothing else to see once you pass under it. I agree with ichibanwanderer comment: "take your pictures and move on".

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Quaint old world charm, absolutely loved it if you want to get away from the city. A photographers dream. We took a ferry 8:30 am return 4:30 pm via buqubus from ba payment from foreigners only allowed in US dollars or credit cards since 6th dec 2013 and not local currency. Book ferry a day earlier in BA. We had an English guide. We used the bus and walked on foot, I suggest hire a golf cart if traveling with elderly or children. Awesome little restaurants, too bad nothing is done about the number of flies at the eateries. Do not eat here if you have a sensitive stomach. I strongly suggest something be done about the flies eg uv light zappers, a total put off, but great to have a cold drink or beer

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Interesting in how it fits in to the history of the city but you need a little bit of imagination to appreciate the impact of this gate and the wall that cut off the city from the rest of the world.
Take your pictures and move on.

Thank ichibanwanderer
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

I've got to be honest, I like giving positive reviews but there is nothing outstanding about this entrance. It's quaint but in no means grand. It is reasonably old, constructed in 1745, however I just did not find it the least impressive. You can also go to the top of the town wall where there is an old cannon (one!) but even here the view hardly inspires. The Plata hardly does with its murky brown water. Sorry Uruguay but its very average!

Thank david h
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

It is a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal to this historic entrance to the Barrio Historico and great way to begin your visit. You can climb up on the wall once you have gone through the gate to have a nice view over a cannon to the River Platte. I agree that waiting to choose the optimal time for your "photo op" of the gate is a good idea. I was able to take a picture sans tourists but I really liked the one with the schoolchildren on the drawbridge.

Thank MobileResident
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