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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..

  • 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 ..

  • Nossa Senhora da Consolação church Interesting

    Largo Santa Clara P - 7350 Elvas

    This church, located south of the Largo de Santa Clara was built in the 16C in the Renaissance style. It is an octagonal building whose interior is covered with attractive multi-coloured azulejos from the 17C. The pulpit, supported by a marble column..

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Hotels Elvas

  • Hotel Jardim Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

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

    Prix Prices from : 40 €

    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..

  • Monte da Provença

    Monte da Provença P - 7350-481 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 ..

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