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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  • He liked to visit the city gate, place near the city which you can walk and also appreciate the viewpoint
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  • Monumental feature and also contains exhibitions and museums. Don't see it is a great pity!
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  • Very new and nice visit it at night on a tour we did with my spouse is a different and very light monument
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  • An excellent architecture and very nice to visit a lighting spectacular afternoon night
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  • I like it because it is a unique place in loja
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  • It is located in a striking Castle gate, by which vehicles that enter the city and cross the rio Malacatos, with the feeling of that enter a medieval world. While the castle is a construction, it is a striking detail upon entering the city. Inside the Castle, there is a large art gallery, a store of handcrafts, as well as a lookout on one of the towers of the same, where you can see part of the city and Rio Malacatos.
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  • Usual stop in Loja. Input type Castle is Museum, restaurant and a viewpoint has in its bell tower from where you can see Loja from atop.
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  • I loved it, clean, nice view to the city, very good cafeteria: wealthy and pampered!
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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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