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Eastern Alentejo, Portugal
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Pretty little town

Not much to do here but it is lovely to visit. The town is beautiful but can be finished within an... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand
A pretty town

We literally only passed by here during an afternoon visit, but the aqueduct, castle and quaint... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Eastern Alentejo, Portugal

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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Not much to do here but it is lovely to visit. The town is beautiful but can be finished within an hour. Try to avoid on a hot day as it is very hot.

Thank KwinAun
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We literally only passed by here during an afternoon visit, but the aqueduct, castle and quaint little roads were a real treat, a nice visual treasure to add to our journey. Within a couple of hours we saw the church of Saint Mary of Alcaçova,...More

Thank franziska2012
Reviewed July 19, 2016

With Fort of Graça and Fort of Santa Luzia on each side, Elvas is a strategic town in ancient time. The heavy fortification of its town could attract more tourists to the area. Unfortunately, this beautiful place is just sitting quietly at the Spanish- Portuguese...More

Thank R C
Reviewed June 9, 2015

This little walled village is definitely worth a stop during a road trip. The town is very sweet, as are the people in it. I have never seen a village inside a fortress before. I was there on a Sunday when most of it was...More

Thank TamuSabby
Reviewed May 24, 2015

Drove from Madrid to Portugal and diverted to Elvas. Parking smack in the middle under the town square! What an amazing town! magnificently restored and yet in keeping with the history of the place....from ancient Rooms to the Templars defeating the Moors and Christian fighting...More

2  Thank Ondocfarm
Reviewed April 18, 2015

I find that Portugal has a tremendous amount of sights on offer which are not generally advertised. We had a day trip today to visit this's wonderful Fortress Town. We visited the castle in the old quarter, which is well preserved and offers fabulous all...More

1  Thank AndyW1965
Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just 12km from the Spanish border lies Elvas. A XVII century star-shaped town with fortifications, gates, walls, moats and bastions. Forts, Santa Luzia and Graca complete the towns fortifications of dry-ditch defense system. Elvas is an outstanding garrison developed in response to the aggression from...More

Thank 1trekky
Reviewed March 21, 2015

A very interesting fortiified town on the border with Spain. A very old English Pennisular War Cemetery which is worth visiting for the view out over walls towards Spain. Some very beautiful churchs and the aquaduct are worth looking at.

Thank ALAN270548
Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful military walls. A beautiful and simple militar museum. Beautiful catedral. Very good small shops, fantastic indeed ....some of them Great

1  Thank John E
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Beautiful aqueduct with 4 stories high in the entrance to this city welcomes the traveler. After that go and explore the unique fortification with the zig-zag shape all around the old city. These 2 sites gave Elvas the title of World Heritage site of UNESCO.

2  Thank nadi O o
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