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Portón de Campo


This stone structure, also known as the Puerta de la Ciudadela, belonged to the historic defensive walls of Colonia del Sacramento. Although the city is located in modern-day Uruguay, at the time of construction (1745), it was occupied by the Portuguese under Governor Vasconcellos. During the colonial period, both Spanish and Portuguese forces built these types of structures in their American territories to help fortify their settlements.


"Portón de Campo." Viaje a Colonia, Uruguay. June 15, 2021.
Annotated by Brittany Erwin.

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