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Puerta de la Ciudadela

Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Puerta de la Ciudadela, Puerta de Campo o Portón de Campo

Built in 1745 by Portuguese authorities. This wonderfully kept monument adds beauty to the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
The Old City Gate

This gate was the only entrance through the city wall in colonial times. It was rebuilt between... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Dan L
Bunbury, Australia
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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 14 May 2017

Built in 1745 by Portuguese authorities. This wonderfully kept monument adds beauty to the Historic Centre which offers a gorgeous opportunity to enjoy charming Colonia.

Thank Betilu
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This gate was the only entrance through the city wall in colonial times. It was rebuilt between 1968 and 1971 by the ruins of the old wall and wooden drawbridge. The remaining level of the original wall, partially rebuilt, is marked by bronze nails.

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Portals to the past are always important when viewing historical sites, but this one in particular is very well preserved, and appears more like a window between worlds.

Thank Stonecroft7
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old gate and stonework. Only a small portion to see and upper part of the fort is not original however well worth seeing and there is no cost involved. Easy to se e as part of any walking tour around the historic district and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Once in Coloni this is a must go. The plazr right after the gate is beautiful. Great for phots. Make sure to visit the Calle de los Suspiros...

Thank DanielCMartin
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The old part of Colonia is very small and especially if you rent some kind of vehicle to tour it (recommended) you'll certainly come across this puerta - probably several times! It's a good place to wander around and clamber over some of the wall....More

1  Thank dskid
Reviewed 22 March 2017

An essential part of your meanderings around the old part of Colonia Don't need to linger longer but absorb its history Lit up at night

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 14 March 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.

Thank PepePitMD
Reviewed 20 February 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 14 February 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
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