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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  • 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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  • Well, I did like it I can´t deny I think they should chance the name tho. For something different probably in the past I was an entrance but now just a beauty in the middle of the city. You can get ni...  more »
  • A castle in a shield of Loja thought by a King ... today is an architectural monument in a city considered as the entrance to the Amazon ... !!  more »
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  • Great tourist spot, has a great Museum with archaeology and history of Loja and Ecuador. The architecture and the beauty of the monument is exceptional. There is also a great café and a viewpoint of the city going up the stairs.
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  • A site rico too culturally. Museums and exhibitions that attract anyone. At night a beautiful spot to get stunning photos, both from as low as the top of the city gate.
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  • Beautiful building that characterizes Loja
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  • The gate of the city. IT IS THE REPLICA OF THE COAT OF ARMS OF THE CITY OF LOJA. IT'S WONDERFUL AND SPECTACULAR. THERE IS INTERNET. CAFE-BAR. SHOPS WITH TRADITIONAL OBJECTS AND MUCH MORE.
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  • Cute place. There are always exhibitions. And you can also find handicrafts
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The center of Loja provides a good set of accommodations, located either side of the arterial road, Avenida Universitaria. Mid-range and luxury hotels offer various amenities, including pools, onsite restaurants, and swanky bars. Budget-conscious visitors will want to explore the side streets of the central areas and outskirts, where formerly residential buildings have transformed into guesthouses, simple hotels, and hostels. The Nueva Granada district in the city's north provides both boutique hotels and hostels, whose proximity to Highway 35 makes them a good choice for those wanting to get out into the rural areas.
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