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  • 1 The Ramparts of Elvas Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Aqueduct of Amoreira Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    N4 P - 7350 Elvas

    Built between 1498 and 1622, to the plans of Francisco Arruda, this aqueduct spans 7.5km to the south-west of the city that it supplies with water.

  • 3 Largo Santa Clara Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 ..

  • 4 Nossa Senhora da Consolação church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 5 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 6 Praça da Republica

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça da Republica P - 7350 Elvas

    This square, surrounded on the south side by the old town hall, and on the north by the old cathedral, forms a mosaic of geometrically arranged basalt, marble and sandstone paving slabs.

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    Religious buildings

    Praça da Republica P - 7350 Elvas

    This cathedral, of Gothic origin, was rebuilt in the 16C in the Manueline style by Francisco Arruda. The interior, the pillars of which were decorated in the Manueline era, harbours an 18C marble tiled chancel.

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