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Elvas Castle

Costa de Vila Fria, Elvas 7350, Portugal
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Merida Spain Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Lisbon
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5 weeks ago
“Finding Elvas in a Castle”
21 Apr 2017
“Not to be mised, wonderful point of view”
Costa de Vila Fria, Elvas 7350, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle of Elvas is rather basic when compared to other castles in the Alentejo region. It is of course part of a much bigger fortification, which as a whole does stand out from most others in the region. The views, in almost all directions,...More

Thank 960maartenr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The attractive hilltop town of Elvas gained UNESCO World Heritage status do to the small Castle and some of the best perserved, and huge, military fortifications surrounding the town. The Castle itself is small, but hosts a nice museum and outdoor cafe. Views from the...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very nice place to have a coffee and make the round walk to have a view to the fortifications around (Unesco World Heritage). The guiding ladies were charming and patient.

Thank MT2601
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Not as grand as one of the Welsh castles but definitely worth a look. on the edge of the old town and it's fortifications and modified over the years, you can walk all around and through it. The centre castle is accessed through the shop...More

Thank McGoo24
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

While it's not the largest castle it is since one. You can look into the distance and see Spain. Right in the center of the historic district.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

What we really enjoyed here were the great views from the top of the castle across the landscape, and you can just make out a few of the wall that make up the star shaped enclosure of Elvas. If it's hot during the summer the...More

Thank franziska2012
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is probably the best of the tourist attractions in this sleepy town near the Spanish border. Not yet developed to it full potential it would be a shame not to visit this place where so much history is locked into its walls. The entrance...More

Thank WoIman
Reviewed 3 August 2016

nicely conserved castle in city of Elvas; nice walk around the impressive castle walls; nice facilities such as café & toilets

Thank Jean Luc S
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Portugal must have the best castles in the world! Marvao, Sortelha, etc. etc. This one was a bit uninspiring, but the views are worth the entrance fee... we had a small kitten which was our official guide for the duration of our visit - cute!

Thank Ncas
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

One of the many great fortifications in this area. Only €1 to enter, with leaflet giving you some information about the castle. Great views from here across towards Badajoz in Spain, and the other fortifications of Elvas

Thank MaryBarryJackson
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