Puerta de la Ciudad, Loja

4.5
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Loja
Charged with the task of being the city's first impression, Puerta de la Ciudad gallantly greets visitors with its arched doorway and two imposing turrets. This castlelike entrance welcomes visitors on the main street, guarding the central plazas that can be found just inside. The castle gate houses an art museum that focuses on modern expression of local identity. Throughout the museum you'll also find an archeology gallery with tools and weapons belonging to pre-Hispanic cultures, a cafeteria, craft store, and vantage points overlooking the city. Add Puerta de la Ciudad and other attractions to your Loja trip itinerary using our Loja trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Art exhibitions that change monthly and a small museum of artifacts are the primary reasons to go, but there is also a nice view of the city from the upper areas and a restaurant on the third level th...  more »
  • The place at first didn't attract my attention, but as I approached I noticed that there is a restaurant inside and there is an excellent view of the city!
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  • This oddly incongruous building is an interesting place to visit. I especially like the murals on the nearby streets. We had hoped to learn about the building of the gate but the museum inside was comprised of one temporary art exhibit and photos of cities in southern Ecuador. We were disappointed that no one is operating the cafe.
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