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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  • Impressive view that monument and reflect on history and strategic importance of the city of Colonia. Portal of entry of the town and invitation to meet the charming town of Colonia del Sacramento.
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  • It is part of the forced ride if you are in Cologne, nice to take pictures, well kept and preserved
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  • Important place to take photo. History point. Anyone who wants to know more Valley hire tour guides that are available.
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