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Wonderful Town

We stopped in Elvas after Vila Vicosa. Nice lunch on the square before exploring the town. Really... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Cobourg, Canada
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An Excellent Place to Visit

Elvas is an excellent place to visit as there are so many different sights and few tourists... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Antony B
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Elvas after Vila Vicosa. Nice lunch on the square before exploring the town. Really interesting fortification rather unique to Portugal. A town well worth stopping in.

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Elvas is an excellent place to visit as there are so many different sights and few tourists - despite UNESCO status. The parking at the time of our visit was free just inside the amazing earthworks around the old town. These are incredible and must...More

Thank Antony B
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

What a great town with plenty of options A local gin producer- sample a wide selection at the castle wall Or look at hand woven merino wool blankets or pottery then have a coffee along one of the tiled side streets

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

This is a great city to spend a day walking around. The narrow city streets are interesting, the fortress walls around the city (many of which you can walk around) and the long aqueduct of Amoreira on the way out of the city. Don’t miss...More

Thank P B
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Very traditional brick built town on a hill with a fortress. Lovely cobbled streets and pretty white washed houses with flowers line the streets. This is a very picturesque town with some interesting architecture worth seeing such as the castle and the aqueduct. Recommend parking...More

Thank 854DP
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Not much to do here but it is lovely to visit. The town is beautiful but can be finished within an hour. Try to avoid on a hot day as it is very hot.

Thank KwinAun
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We literally only passed by here during an afternoon visit, but the aqueduct, castle and quaint little roads were a real treat, a nice visual treasure to add to our journey. Within a couple of hours we saw the church of Saint Mary of Alcaçova,...More

Thank franziska2012
Reviewed July 19, 2016

With Fort of Graça and Fort of Santa Luzia on each side, Elvas is a strategic town in ancient time. The heavy fortification of its town could attract more tourists to the area. Unfortunately, this beautiful place is just sitting quietly at the Spanish- Portuguese...More

Thank R C
Reviewed June 9, 2015

This little walled village is definitely worth a stop during a road trip. The town is very sweet, as are the people in it. I have never seen a village inside a fortress before. I was there on a Sunday when most of it was...More

Thank TamuSabby
Reviewed May 24, 2015

Drove from Madrid to Portugal and diverted to Elvas. Parking smack in the middle under the town square! What an amazing town! magnificently restored and yet in keeping with the history of the place....from ancient Rooms to the Templars defeating the Moors and Christian fighting...More

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