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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

    Avenida do dia de Portugal 10 de Junho de 2013, 49 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. Recently renovated, the rooms at Jardim are simply decorated and..

  • 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..

  • 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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Restaurants Elvas

  • Santa Luzia Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Av. de Badajoz P - 7350-097 Elvas

  • A Bolota Comfortable restaurant 

    Rua Madre Teresa - Quinta das Janelas Verdes P - 7350-491 Terrugem ELV

    A gastronomic oasis in the area. In its well-appointed dining rooms, featuring a mix of traditional and regional decor, enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine alongside Alentejo and international dishes. The tasting menu offers unbeatable value.

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