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Largo de Santa Clara with pillory. Elvas, Alentejo, Portugal
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Not far from the Spanish citadel of Badajoz, Elvas is an large fortified place still surrounded by its ramparts. Occupied by the Moors until 1226, it then resisted the many Spanish attacks, but was taken over in 1580 by the troops of Philip II. The town is a large agricultural market and its preserved plums are much appreciated by gourmets. The trade in textile products (cotton) attracts many visitors from the neighbouring country.

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Tourist attractions Elvas : Things to see and do

  • The Ramparts of Elvas Recommended Recommended

    Praça da Republica P - 7350 Elvas

    Running for 5km, the fortifications of Elvas are one of the most accomplished examples of Portuguese military architecture of the 17C. Best explored on foot, they are constructed in accordance with the techniques of the great military engineer Vauban..

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  • Castle Interesting

    Praça da Republica P - 7350 Elvas

    This castle was built by the Moors and was strengthened in the 14 and 16C. The keep dates from the 15C. From the top of the ramparts, a vast panorama opens up over the town, encircled by fortifications, and the surrounding area dotted with olive tree..

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  • Largo Santa Clara Interesting

    Largo de Santa Clara P - 7350 Elvas

    This is a small picturesque triangular-shaped square bordered by houses with wrought-iron railings and emblazoned façades. An Arab doorway flanked by two towers and surmounted by a loggia, is a relic of the early perimeter wall (10C). The 16C marble ..

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Hotels Elvas

  • Hotel Sao Joao De Deus

    Largo São João de Deus, 1 P - 7350-200 Elvas

    Situated in a converted convent in the World Heritage city of Elvas, Hotel São João De Deus features shady gardens and a pool with views of the walled town. The air-conditioned guest rooms of Hotel São João De Deus include free Wi-Fi, a minibar and ..

  • Hotel Jardim

    En 4 - Sitio das Pias P - 7350-000 Elvas

    Featuring a restaurant and a bar, Hotel Jardim is surrounded by Alentejo’s countryside. It offers an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a terrace with sun loungers, 3.5 km from Elvas. Rooms at Jardim are simply decorated and all come with a private..

  • SL Hotel Santa Luzia – Elvas

    Avenida de Badajoz - Edifício Pousada de Santa Luzia P - 7350-097 Elvas

    The newly-opened SL Hotel Santa Luzia is sited in the building of the former Pousada de Elvas, which was inaugurated in 1942. The hotel is located in the city of Elvas, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2012. Featuring an elegant, yet ty..

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