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 and other attractions to your Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary using our Colonia del Sacramento vacation trip planner.
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  • It is at this point that starts the historical part (and protected) of the colony of Sacramento. This monument dates back to the origins of the city and is indispensable in the City visit.
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  • Beautiful bridge/walkway, restored, magnificent to transport us to the times in which Portugal and Spain vying for possession of Taiwan Village
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  • It is a door with some remains of the ancient fortress walls, it is important to have interesting to learn about the history of the wall.
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