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Worth the visit to Elvas.

Elvas is a lovely small city - not crowded at this time of year - nice architecture and pleasant... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katherine C
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Ontario, Canada
Stiking piece of architecture

Right on the edge of the walled town, this aquaduct stands up to four arches tall, dominating the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Nick E
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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38. 877984, -7. 173838, Elvas 7350-953, Portugal
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

Elvas is a portuguese lazy town, near the border with Spain, in the Portuguese region of Alto Alentejo. Is the largest walled city in Europe and a large part of the ancient city was built inside the fortified walls. The Aqueduto da Amoreira is one...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elvas is a lovely small city - not crowded at this time of year - nice architecture and pleasant vibe. However, for us, the Roman aqueduct was the stand out attraction as it dominated the entrance to the city and was very unique as to...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Right on the edge of the walled town, this aquaduct stands up to four arches tall, dominating the skyline as you arrive at Elvas. Worth a look although obviously you can't walk on it. Check out the end near the town and you can see...More

Thank Nick E
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

The further it gets from town, The taller it gets! Best views are from the north side as you can see the change of direction

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We came in from the other side of town so didn't see the aquaduct until we were walking around. It is lovely sight and you get some great camera angles of it.

Thank Liketorome
Reviewed September 9, 2018

One of the longest and highest aqueduct that I ever seen. 843 Arches; 31 meters high and 8,5 Km, still standing since XVI centery

Thank PauloM1151
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We went to Elvas to see the 17th century fortifications, but were surprised by the impressive sight of the Aqueducto Da Amoreira as we entered the town. Contrary to some previous reviews, this was not constructed by the Romans, but was begun in1498 and completed...More

Thank CazBUk
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is majestic building from ancient Romans. The nice view on the city Elvas and around it. Excellent.

Thank elitaseglina
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Being there with family or friends at sunset it is one of the most rewarding views and moments in life. The air sense, the silence and the sky colours are really underfull.

Thank Helena B
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

I don’t mean “don’t miss this” I mean you you can’t miss it unless you arrive from the east and depart from the east. The best view without a doubt is from the old road in from Lisbon. It’s not incredible for its engineering as...More

Thank MiguelitoyCat
Reviewed May 8, 2018

This is truly beautiful and amazing. Elvas is a remarkable city and this site just makes even so much more spectacular.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
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