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Puerta de la Ciudadela

Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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Portón de Campo and Bastión de São Miguel

Portón de Campo and Bastión de San Miguel are the portal and the wall respectivelly, at the... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
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The door is really fantastic. Pretty well located at the heart of the historic quarter, the door is... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
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This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old city” (11 reviews)
“main gate” (3 reviews)
“buenos aires” (10 reviews)
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Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Portón de Campo and Bastión de San Miguel are the portal and the wall respectivelly, at the entrance of the historical site. The wall is not original (was rebuilt). Good for photos.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The door is really fantastic. Pretty well located at the heart of the historic quarter, the door is beautiful during the day and specially at night. It really worth the walk, nice pictures!.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a very good spot to being a walking tour of the old town as the tourist office (and toilets) is right here and they'll provide you with free maps and guides. Once through the gate, you can climb to the top of the...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you're visiting Colonia and you end up here, you're in the right place as this is central to all the must see sites in the old town. Very well preserved.

Thank HMT08
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 Betty P
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.

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Reviewed 24 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

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Reviewed 3 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
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