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ELVAS CASTLE

Located at the highest point in the city, it is the perfect place to have fantastic views over Elvas. With military functions since the Islamic occupation, rebuilt by D. Sancho II and benefited over the years of recoveries and enlargements. Peace treaties, exchanges of princesses and royal wedding banquets took place here.

SANTA LUZIA FORT

Site of heroic resistance, an integral part of the World Heritage Site, this fort is a reference in Military Tourism.

AMOREIRA AQUEDUCT

Connects Amoreira to the city of Elvas. With 8.5 kilometers in length, 843 arches with more than five arches and towers that rise to 31 meters in height, it is considered the largest aqueduct in the Iberian Peninsula.

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MILITARY MUSEUM

Elvas Military Museum is a unique case in the national museological panorama because its infrastructures are three National Monuments, called “Quartéis do Casarão” (S. Domingos Convent, Fernandina Wall and part of the 17th century Wall).

VISIT AND DISCOVER

Every corner of Elvas has a history and it's worth walking around and discovering its charm at every corner in every street.

SINGULAR STREETS

The most authentic and typical of an Alentejo town: the blinding white of the lime colored by doors, windows and flowered vases in a beautiful alley like Rua das Beatas.

Don't miss the opportunity to get to know Elvas from it's heart.

SERICAIA WITH PLUMS

The typical sweet of Elvas, characteristic of Alentejo, delight yourself with this surprise and with the famous Elvas plums.

MUNICIPAL MARKET

Lose yourself at the stalls selling fresh and regional products, freshly baked bread, cheeses, cakes and biscuits, dried fruit and honey from the Alentejo.

GOLDEN COD

Golden cod is one of the most typical dishes of Elvense cuisine.