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Address: Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
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This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the...

This drawbridge over a moat was built in 1745 as the only entrance to the city.

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Entrance to the historic world of Colonia old town

This well preserved entrance gate to the old district in Colonia, with its moat included, is your introduction to the richness of history and architecture that Colonia holds for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jesusmiguel58
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This well preserved entrance gate to the old district in Colonia, with its moat included, is your introduction to the richness of history and architecture that Colonia holds for its visitors. You seem to travel to the old days of pirates and colonial wars and hence are well equipped to absorb the art and culture that this Unesco World Heritage... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gateway to the barrio historico. Sometimes you can see a performer at the gate too. Many people try to get a photo for themselves so be patient if you want to do so.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stone gate is the entrance to the historic district. It is a good place to start exploring the historic district.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the old gate, worth taking a photo of or simply marvelling at. Can't be missed as you're walking around Colonia.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Another part of the historical old city in Colonia. A nice entrance close to the ferry that transports you back in time as you walk along the cobblestone streets of the old town.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

An historic place to understood why Colonia del Sacramento is a UNESCO's site! A walking tour of one hour is enough for basic information. Of course, the history is so interesting that you would stay more time specially with a beer: Patricia!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We found this the best spot to take some nice pictures. The gate was the main entrance to the Ciudadela back in the days. There is a nice and well conserved canon by the gate and a walking place alongside the old wall up to the riverside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great spot for a photo; otherwise it is just a gateway into this quaint little town. Get ready to stroll and slow down for awhile.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a really nice old town in with a nice port area, it is easily accessible from Montevideo. Lots of cool old cars, nicely decorated and lots of overpriced restaurants. Plenty of day trippers clog up the streets but these can be easily ignored.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The gate with the chain, wooden bridge is what is left from the once fantastic city wall perimeter. It is photogenic but seriously, it is nothing much.

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