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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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  • Nice intro to Loja with many places for photo opportunities. The museum is small but fun. Good way to remember your time here in Loja Ecuador. 
  • Went here on my last night in Loja, and wished I would have done it sooner in the trip, but never the less this is a must see place, very cool. 
  • Loja is not old homogeneous neighborhood such as Cuenca and Quito. There is that and then some old houses but overall it's pretty new without being naughty. The door is in a Gothic Revival style of fancy with a small bridge over one of the two rivers in the city. As soon as we walk through the door, we discover a not bad epic fresco with Bolivar, the great liberator of Latin America.
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  • Landmark of the city of Loja. One of the points of interest in excellence whether you are a tourist.
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