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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 1 week ago

This is the old stone gate, complete with drawbridge, marking the entrance to the old part of Colonia. It is a good way to start your tour of historic Colonia and well worth a few pictures. You can also climb up to the top of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy023
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This in the oldest town in Uruguay, but not much else going for it. Tough walking on the uneven cobblestones and no sense of life in the old buildings. Only reason for visiting is to count one more country in your world travel. Not worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank larry m
Reviewed 22 October 2018

There are only a few stones from the old door, it has been restored, but it shows yoy how it was in colonnial times.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anamaria67
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Great for history buffs, scenic area with a great old draw bridge. An old stone fort a real part of the cities history near the river easy to find you should stop by.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bukagirl
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Cute to take photos of and great stories behind it but no big deal. The walls are interesting in that they are so very thick

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank poohtravel
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Happy258
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is very cool - the chain is intact so you can see and get a feel for what it owuld have been like a few hundred years ago

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank brentling
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The door/ gate to the city is an awesome entrance to the old town. Part of the original wall circling the town still stands with a cannon on top near the gate.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank vagabondafelice
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It's a really nice walk around Ciudadela. The gate in the entrance is the beginning of a walking tour in the old part of the city. Where you can visit all this part really nice of the city.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank afmg-travel
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