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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  • October 4, 2017
    The area itself is very picturesque, worth a visit. This area is rebuilt some parts but keeps the original structure of all formnas. There are many local crafts and home food in the area.
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  • October 3, 2017
    One of the many attractions in the old town of Cologne. A beauty to explore. Not to be missed
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  • September 30, 2017
    I loved this place. Of the sense of living "Game of Thrones". The bridge being attacked and overthrown by the invading.
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In contrast to its quaint historical architecture, Colonia del Sacramento offers a range of multi-story, luxury accommodations. Most of these sit near the tip of the city's peninsula, with swimming pools and good beach access. If you want to stay in the old town itself, choose between a range of hostels, inns, and boutique hotels housed in buildings more in keeping with the city's colonial architecture. Make sure to reserve your accommodations in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend or during the busy summer season.
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