Elvas

Distance (km): 70.00

Distance (minutes driving): 80

The heavily fortified city of Elvas has an obvious military history. It has four curtain walls: two islamic, one from the 14th century and finally bulwarked fortifications which surround the historical centre. Outside of the fortifications, two forts guard the city: the Forte de Santa Luzia and the Forte da Graça. The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da assunção church stands in the town centre, as does a midevil tower. At the westside of the city, you can find the Aqueduto da Amoreira, a 9 km long aqueduct.

Museums

  • Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Elvas
  • Museu Militar Forte de Santa Luzia
  • Museu Municipal de Fotografia João Carpinteiro
  • Museu Militar de Elvas

Festivities

  • Feira de São Mateus (begins 20 sept)
  • Festival Internacional de Folclore dos Povos do Mundo (?)
  • Festival medieval (?)
  • Carnaval Internacional de Elvas(?)
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