Puerta de la Ciudadela, Colonia del Sacramento

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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  • Landmark of the city and the village, is the starting point to learn about Colonia del Sacramento. A little before this information center, where you get free maps and information. The night lighting leaves the door even more beautiful.
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  • Also known as the field gate. It was built by Viceroy Vasconcellos. It is the gateway to the history of the city, a journey back in time.
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  • The gates of the wall is next to the historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento and offers great cultural references and historical heritage conservation of the place is great although it clearly is a reconstituted portal Really an attraction not to be missed
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