Puerta de la Ciudadela, Colonia del Sacramento

Must see · Bridge · Tourist Spot
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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  • Before entering the Barrio Historico of Colonia del Sacramento, my wife and I took a little bit of time to appreciate the beauty of this impressive gate. I learned that it was built in 1745 as part...  more »
  • This entrance to the historic area is a nice place for a photo. Took the 7:45 AM bus from Tres Cruces Terminal in Montevideo for about $11 per adult through COT buses. Arrived in Colonia at 10:35...  more »

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