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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. To visit Puerta de la Ciudad and get the most from your holiday in Loja, create itinerary details personal to you using our Loja itinerary maker.
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  • Basin Museum, has a coffee shop, sale of crafts, tourist information about the city, recommended for tourists who wish to visit the city
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  • Magic out. Basic point of visit in Ecuador which is needed to take it at least once. The view from the top towards the city is not so good.
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  • It only takes a few minutes to check out this site and you can walk from the centre. Worth seeing. It is also included as a short stop on the city tour bus.  more »
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  • Great tourist spot, has a great Museum with archaeology and history of Loja and Ecuador. There is also a great café and a viewpoint.
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  • An excellent very beautiful building has a Museum and Cafe. A great place to visit
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  • Beautiful place
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  • It is very beautiful
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  • Typical place of Loja. Tourism
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