Puerta de la Ciudadela, Colonia del Sacramento

Walk through the only part of the city walls of Montevideo to remain standing at Puerta de la Ciudadela. Once part of the citadel that stood here until 1829 (when, upon Uruguay's independence, it was torn down to make way for the new city), the gate serves as a marker of the city's history and an entrance to the old town. Its attraction has little to do with the architecture, but rather with the history and culture behind it. Once you pass through, you will be in the old part of town, where you can walk the historical streets, peruse local goods, and try the cuisine. Add Puerta de la Ciudadela to your Colonia del Sacramento travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Colonia del Sacramento online driving holiday planner .
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  • Very nice and well cared for. We managed to get the real impression of what it was like in its distant times. Great for photos!
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  • It is the gateway to the citadel that was fortified in the 17TH century. The door is original, built by the Portuguese and on the top wall of the entrance, above the Arcatura, one can still clearly see the coat of arms of the Portuguese, who were the first Europeans to arrive and were the founders of the city.
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