Puerta de la Ciudadela
Puerta de la Ciudadela
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This gate is the last remaining piece of the old wall around Montevideo. It is just an archway with a fairly small bit of stone surrounding it, but overall it is fairly impressive. It's also placed such that it serves as an entryway into the Plaza Indepencia, and it's a fun place to take photos of both the gate/wall itself and the view seen through it. The view towards the square (and you can get Palacio Salvo in the background) was our favorite. This is more of a photo op and sight to walk past and appreciate than a destination, but it was a fun landmark to see as we enjoyed a walk through the city.
Written 2 April 2024
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
An historic piece of Uruguay history. This marks the limit of the Original town of Montevideo and you walk through to get to the modern town
Written 22 December 2022
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FTichy
Celebration, FL2,510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Rated very good because of its historical value. It's the "entrance" to Old Town.

It's a spot for a picture and then explore Peatonal Sarandi.

It's a cinderblock wall that is maintained as a landmark.

You have to go see it, but it does not take long.
Written 21 January 2020
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Just like L'arc de Triumph, Puerta de la Ciudadela is one of the most notable landmarks of the city. It is suitably located on Plaza Independencia and is found in the Old Town area of the city.
Written 15 December 2019
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
From the Independence Plaza side, all you see is a large cinderblock wall which abuts the actual old city gated entrance. Our tour guide said that the wall facing Independence Plaza was the old wall. Only when you get close & look at the other side, you realize that is the old part.
Written 10 December 2019
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Sharon L
Palo Alto, CA986 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
It is hard to imagine when looking at it, but this was the gated entrance to the Citadel of Montevideo. Basically, it was part of a defensive wall protecting the city. Right now, you would just have to imagine the wall, because it was torn down in the early 1800s. The Puerta is located near the pedestrian area ( Peatonal Sarandi) and the Plaza Independencia.
Written 26 November 2019
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VAPilot
Vienna, VA426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The remnants of the original stone wall surrounding the old city of Montevideo. Nice spot to see a bit of Uruguayan history.
Written 20 November 2019
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ScampinIzzy
Whangarei, New Zealand401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is one of those places you have to go, although will probably do this as a walking to other places venue. It’s got great architecture and offers everything that speaks of Montevideo; a must do place even for 20-30 minutes
Written 16 November 2019
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Like all major colonial settlements, Montevideo was surrounded with a wall. Little is left of the wall around the Ciudad Vieja. This piece is on the western side of Independence Plaza. Most of the wall around the citadel was torn down in 1829.
Written 3 November 2019
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Righinifer
Buenos Aires, Argentina314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
The door was part of the antique city of Montevideo which was surrounded by a wall to prevent attacks. This gate is the last remain.
Written 30 July 2019
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