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We only saw a portion of the walls

Our main objective was the aqueduct. While we were trying to find a good viewpoint without looking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
solomon5
,
Florida
A classic example of medieval fortifications

The walls that surround the city are a wonderful building of this medieval city on the Portuguese... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Tufus92
,
Bucharest, Romania
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“hot days” (2 reviews)
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Elvas 7350, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our main objective was the aqueduct. While we were trying to find a good viewpoint without looking into the sun, we saw some of the walls which are very well preserved.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The walls that surround the city are a wonderful building of this medieval city on the Portuguese border. It's worth walking

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to have a walk or run, both during the day and after the sunset. There is a couple of really good view points. However, it's smelly sometimes, especially during hot days...

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We came to Elvas as part of our tour of Alentejo because we had seen photographs of the Walls and the Aqueduct. We were not disappointed. There is lots of free parking and it is easy to walk alongside good stretches of the wall. We...More

Thank djpend
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Huge and intricate, these walls are worth a visit. Many gates, lots of parking, really nice. Just be careful with local drivers, they think they're in a car race...

Thank Alexandre C
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

These walls are simply the largest, most extensive and sophisticated we've ever seen anywhere! They are imposing and leave a distinct impression of "don't mess with me!" Literally, these things are so large and so extensive that you have to see them to really appreciate...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We weren't planning on getting a guide when we first arrived here but we are so happy we did! The guide turned this attraction into something very memorable for us with the mini history lesson he provided us with. The cost for the guide depends...More

2  Thank COMO999
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Could spend all day walking around the town and it's fortifications. You are free to walk almost anywhere to explore as much as you want. We were there February and weather was perfect. Would imagine very hot in summer, though most of it is elevated...More

Thank McGoo24
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Muralhas de Elvas means walls of Elvas and within these reviews are mentioned the three forts; 1. The walls and fort that is within the city walls of Elvas. 2. Forte de Santa Luzia which is outside and S.E. of the city and the Nossa...More

1  Thank Lynherlynda
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

A quick visit here from Badajoz and had an unrequested but quite refreshing guided tour by a lovely character whose English wasn't brilliant but who was extremely enthusiastic about this subject. The views are spectacular from the commander's house at the top and Spain is...More

1  Thank Glynis B
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