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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  • Built in 1745 by Portuguese authorities. This wonderfully kept monument adds beauty to the Historic Centre which offers a gorgeous opportunity to enjoy charming Colonia.  more »
  • This gate was the only entrance through the city wall in colonial times. It was rebuilt between 1968 and 1971 by the ruins of the old wall and wooden drawbridge. The remaining level of the original wa...  more »
  • Portals to the past are always important when viewing historical sites, but this one in particular is very well preserved, and appears more like a window between worlds.  more »