Puerta de la Ciudad, Loja

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Charged with the task of being the city's first impression, Puerta de la Ciudad gallantly greets visitors with its arched doorway and two imposing turrets. This castlelike entrance welcomes visitors on the main street, guarding the central plazas that can be found just inside. The castle gate houses an art museum that focuses on modern expression of local identity. Throughout the museum you'll also find an archeology gallery with tools and weapons belonging to pre-Hispanic cultures, a cafeteria, craft store, and vantage points overlooking the city. Add Puerta de la Ciudad and other attractions to your Loja trip itinerary using our Loja trip itinerary builder app .
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  • It's a nice little attraction located near the center of town. Depending on where you stay it can be a nice walk on along the Rio Malacatos. But don't misunderstand; the Malacatos itself is more of a ...  more »
  • Imagine a Cervantes-type fantasy of crenellated towers and a river running by it. A Dali-esque Don Quixote and Sancho Panza guard one end of the bridge. A steady stream of traffic over the bridge comp...  more »
  • As a symbol of this place is just delighted to see beautiful places. Taking pictures and also watch. This place was missing a little café.
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  • This is a very good place for taking pictures, I really like it
  • This place is a must for all who arrive in the beautiful city of Loja. In its interior we can find a traveling Museum of art. And at its peak a regarded.
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  • It is a tourist spot that has Museum and views are very beautiful, upstairs a cafeteria, very good there is the place for souvenir photos. There are good exhibitions within the premises. I was for new year's Eve, there was a very good program with artists and to the middle of the night there were fireworks.
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  • It ceases to be sensitive to what people, that does not make you the market, say paid you the rent, nor gives you to the bus. Still working on your self-esteem, and creates a strong, powerful, and indomitable, personality that no one can tame. And if they want to talk that they talk, total... who cares? : p
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  • It is a very nice castle that you can enter to the tallest towers and see the city of Loja, inside the castle there is a cafe and a souvenir shop, all pass through to get into the city.
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