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In olden ties it is the only gate to enter the city via the wooden drawbridge. The gate was reconstructed but part of te old walls was original. It is right in the centre of the old town.
Interesting but spend less than 1 hour...More
The entrance to the old fortified citadel occupied in history by the Portuguese and Spanish dependant on the date and winner of the battle. All that remains of the fortifications, otherwise torn down and used in various reconstruction.
The puerta leads the entrance into Colonia and is a popular spot for tourists taking pictures. Theres also old walls with cannons left behind that can be reached for pictures. Behind the puerta are a few souvenir and ice cream shops.
A nice introduction to...More
From a historical perspective it's interesting. At least I thought so. It's not impressing, but collectively with some of the other "digs" it provides a story of Spain in South America. For many it will just be a gate that's older than they are, missing...More