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Eastern Alentejo, Portugal
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Hidden hot spot

What a great town with plenty of options A local gin producer- sample a wide selection at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe A
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Lovely city with lots to see

This is a great city to spend a day walking around. The narrow city streets are interesting, the... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Eastern Alentejo, Portugal

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great town with plenty of options A local gin producer- sample a wide selection at the castle wall Or look at hand woven merino wool blankets or pottery then have a coffee along one of the tiled side streets

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a great city to spend a day walking around. The narrow city streets are interesting, the fortress walls around the city (many of which you can walk around) and the long aqueduct of Amoreira on the way out of the city. Don’t miss...More

Thank P B
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Very traditional brick built town on a hill with a fortress. Lovely cobbled streets and pretty white washed houses with flowers line the streets. This is a very picturesque town with some interesting architecture worth seeing such as the castle and the aqueduct. Recommend parking...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 21 September 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 17 September 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 19 July 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 9 June 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 24 May 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 19 April 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 10 April 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

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