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Gate of the Ciudadela



Nowadays, just stones from the base, lateral and central parts of a valuable remainder from the past that demonstrates the monumental works of defence of the Colony Montevideo are preserved.  These are the remainders of the most important military construction that from 1742 started its construction and that lasted more than 40 years. La Ciudadela was a monument that had 6 metre thick grey granite walls with four bulwarks on each corner and fifty cannons distributed alongside them.  An external pit of 17 metres thickness and 13 metres depth surrounded this gigatinc stone wall that was completely demolished in 1877  to build the present Plaza de la Independecia (Square of Independency), where, to its west side, preserves, from 1959, the building Puerta de Ciudadela in its original place.  Souerce: Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Uruguay
Gate of the Ciudadela






Gate of the Ciudadela


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