We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (1,078)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
Certificate of Excellence
Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Improve This Listing
Puerta de la Ciudadela Tours and Tickets
from USD 225.00
More Info
from USD 230.00
More Info
from USD 213.30
More Info
from USD 280.00
More Info
from USD 195.00
More Info
from USD 280.00
More Info
from USD 420.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (2,336)
Filter reviews
121 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old town original wall nice photo opportunity buenos aires wear good walking shoes stone gate beautiful area city gate ferry terminal couple of hours day trip drawbridge portuguese ba fortifications remains tourists
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 121 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to take a day trip from Buenos Aires, just a couple of hours on the ferry across to Uruguay, great colonial era architecture, some cool boutique shops and some pretty good restaurants..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank barca_fanatic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting day trip Might be cool to hang out if you have time. Pretty quiet, but interesting. Short ferry ride from BA

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Holling911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting town with lots of historic buildings. The Portugese and Spanish influences in the buildings tells an interesting story. In some places the cobblestone street surfaces are quite uneven. Wear appropriate shoes. The entire town is very clean.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gayle B
Reviewed 27 September 2019

This is a part of a stone wall that was once the entrance to town. Nothing spectacular. What you see is what it is.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sndovale
Reviewed 7 August 2019

If you go to colonia del sacramento it's worth walking to Puerta de la Ciudadela. Colonia del Sacramento is a very beautiful city and my boyfriend and I regretted we didn't sleep over. Nice and cozy restaurants with candle light... beautiful place !

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Trindade74
Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

The kids enjoyed climbing the wall from the other side and enjoyed playing with the cannons. It’s not big but nicely done.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank linelundsbakkenp
Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

The gate was originally built in 1745 and then rebuilt in the 1970s. Can walk through the gate and climb up to the old cannon. Great area for pictures. Be sure to walk along the wall to the beach at the end of the day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brendas329
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Beautiful area. You do not need more than an hour and half to visit the whole thing. Good restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matthaus_n
Reviewed 31 December 2018

This gate was how everyone entered and exited the old Portuguese Fort called La Colonia del Sacramento. The walls and gate kept out the local natives, the Charruas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eddiecohen
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

The tourist area and museums are small. This is a place you would spend an afternoon at while driving somewhere. Walked down to the old bull ring which is a nice walk then spent time at the museums and the old town. Got back to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmericanInEurope02
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 nearby hotels
Hotel La Mision
141 reviews
.11 km away
Posada Boutique Las Terrazas
2,061 reviews
.15 km away
Posada El Viajero B&B
736 reviews
.15 km away
Charco Hotel
412 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 182 nearby restaurants
826 reviews
.04 km away
La Florida
418 reviews
.06 km away
Charco Bistro
2,596 reviews
.16 km away
Buen Suspiro
1,956 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 81 nearby attractions
Barrio Historico
8,435 reviews
.06 km away
La Calle de los Suspiros
3,975 reviews
.04 km away
Galeria de los Suspiros
516 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Puerta de la Ciudadela staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines