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Puerta de la Ciudad, Loja

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Architectural Building
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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  • Very nice history place wit shops, museum, restaurant and historic monuments. Beautiful river side gardens  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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.  more »
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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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  • 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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  • A beautiful place without a doubt
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  • A nice place
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