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Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca

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Day Trip Extraordinaire

Was just looking to get out into the interior of the Algarve and happened onto Elvas. Now I what... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Zane Grey C
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Tavira, Portugal
Impressive symmetrical design

I’ve never seen a fortress like this one with its symmetrical design and bulwarks. Amazing to walk... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Mario B
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Vancouver, Canada
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Última entrada 30 minutos antes do encerramento do Forte da Graça- Visitas Guiadas todos os dias consoante disponibilidade agenda.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Estrada Elvas, Elvas, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 30, 2017

A very fascinating fort, with several different complicated 'layers' of defence systems. I guess it had to be the best of its kind when built. unfortunately there was no guided tours the day we were ther, but we found the place very impresive. There was...More

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Equipa_Forte_Graca, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Dear visitor, We are very thankful for your opinion and your comments on the following up of your visit to our fort. We won't stop sharing your opinion with all of our team. If you'd like to visit the Fort with a guide we advise...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We noted that this fort was listed as being open from 1000 to 1700 and was highly rated as a visitor attraction. Tried hard to check timings on their website but all it shows is a front page - there’s no actual information. We and...More

2  Thank TheBeckhams421
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was just looking to get out into the interior of the Algarve and happened onto Elvas. Now I what to go back and spend a day touring the fortess.

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I’ve never seen a fortress like this one with its symmetrical design and bulwarks. Amazing to walk around the entire castle, on different levels, finishing off with the 360 rooftop views from the governors house

Thank Mario B
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Really enjoyed a few hours exploring this place. As mentioned there is not a lot of displays or artefacts to view but the architecture itself is the main attraction. 4 separate levels of fortification before you reach the yellow governors house. Make sure you go...More

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Equipa_Forte_Graca, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas....More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We came to Elvas to attend a wedding, having never thought of visiting here. However if you fancy a trip to a slightly more unusual destination, I really recommend you consider here. This morning’s trip was to this fort and we spent a thoroughly entertaining...More

Thank Jem J
Equipa_Forte_Graca, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas....More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

Architecture in old times, and look at present. Travelling in past. We like it in our travel at Portugal.More

Thank elitaseglina
Equipa_Forte_Graca, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas....More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

We spent a couple of hours walking along the perimeter walls of the fort, which is at the top of a very steep hill. You have a 360 degree view of the entire area, including the city of Elvas, its walls, castle, and aqueduct. There...More

Thank Patrick B
Equipa_Forte_Graca, Gerente de relações com clientes at Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas....More

Reviewed May 3, 2018

A very interesting Fort with an astonishing architecture. Very interesting to explore in detail, worth every minute you spend there. Phantastic view on Elvas on the landscape around.More

Thank Thomas C
Equipa_Forte_Graca, Gerente de relações com clientes at Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas....More

Reviewed March 24, 2018

We drove up to the gate and parked for a little while. The fort would be closing soon so we were unable to visit and only saw a little from the exterior. The road to and from is definitely a one way street so we...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Closed with no info & reason. We came 80km from Evora with a small baby. That 's not how you should treat visitors

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We noted that this fort was listed as being open from 1000 to 1700 and was highly rated as a visitor attraction. Tried hard to check timings on their website but all it shows is a front page - there’s no actual information. We and...More

2  Thank TheBeckhams421
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Response from Equipa_Forte_Graca | Property representative |
Bom dia. O Forte da Graça está aberto de terça a domingo das 10h às 18h com visitas guiadas às 10h30/11h/15h/16h segundo disponibilidade de agenda. Para melhor esclarecimento contacte-nos por mail. Na expectativa de o... More
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