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Address: Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the...

This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.

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The 1745 Portugese Citadel Gate

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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. You'll no doubt have more than enough time to kill in Colonia, so make this... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the historic center can take from half an hour to hours top (not including visits... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The puerta and the wall with it's cannon is one the last vestiges of the Portuguese history with Colonia del Sacramento. Good photo opportunities

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This well preserved entrance gate to the old district in Colonia, with its moat included, is your introduction to the richness of history and architecture that Colonia holds for its visitors. You seem to travel to the old days of pirates and colonial wars and hence are well equipped to absorb the art and culture that this Unesco World Heritage... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The gateway to the barrio historico. Sometimes you can see a performer at the gate too. Many people try to get a photo for themselves so be patient if you want to do so.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The stone gate is the entrance to the historic district. It is a good place to start exploring the historic district.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

It is the old gate, worth taking a photo of or simply marvelling at. Can't be missed as you're walking around Colonia.

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