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Puerta de la Ciudadela, Colonia del Sacramento

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Walk through the only part of the city walls of Montevideo to remain standing at Puerta de la Ciudadela. Once part of the citadel that stood here until 1829 (when, upon Uruguay's independence, it was torn down to make way for the new city), the gate serves as a marker of the city's history and an entrance to the old town. Its attraction has little to do with the architecture, but rather with the history and culture behind it. Once you pass through, you will be in the old part of town, where you can walk the historical streets, peruse local goods, and try the cuisine. Add Puerta de la Ciudadela to your Colonia del Sacramento travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Colonia del Sacramento online driving holiday planner.
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  • A must to take a picture, while visiting the museums. Still in very good condition, so just pose and move on, as there a lots of tourists wanting to take a pic. 
    A must to take a picture, while visiting the museums. Still in very good condition, so just pose and move on, as there a lots of tourists wanting to take a pic.  more »
  • Take the photo and enter old town. There are always other visitors to take it for you. Turn left to start your walk. Don't forget to walk along the river. 
    Take the photo and enter old town. There are always other visitors to take it for you. Turn left to start your walk. Don't forget to walk along the river.  more »
  • It is a great place to stop and take a quick picture, and the best place to start walking around the historic area of Colonia Del Sacramento. 
    It is a great place to stop and take a quick picture, and the best place to start walking around the historic area of Colonia Del Sacramento.  more »
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  • It was nice to walk around this old town and take in all the views.
  • Lot of museums work from Friday to Sunday, but okay for two days
  • The most romantic and evocative corner of the whole River Plate.
  • One of the main staples of the city, both as a historic landmark and a tranquil place for locals to lounge and enjoy the day. Located near the shore, you’ll get a beautiful view of the river and may even see over to Buenos Aires on a clear day! Try to get there early as this is the starting point for many tours and fills up with people quickly!
  • What a beautiful place, in my favourite city in Uruguay. The ancient look and lovely stone walks are awesome. The whole place breathes beauty

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