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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 May 2012

During our two week stay in Buenos Aires, we occassionally were looking for things to do to get us away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This is a wonderful option for a day away from BA and very easy to do. We...More

3  Thank jimboCA
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Nearby there is an small tourism center where you can book a guided tour for 30 uru pesos. Totally recomended. If not, all the Ciudad Vieja will only be a bunch of old houses and walls

2  Thank Kenny V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank anamaria67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Thank afmg-travel
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This is the entrance to the old city and is just for a photo stop. What is more interesting in within the city. Don't have to spend much time here.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank AusDonny
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