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An enjoyable walk along the walls

Quite an interesting small town to visit, Elvas is close to the Spanish border and is notable for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CazBUk
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Look at the historical place, view around the city. How to live the citizens. Museum and some other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
elitaseglina
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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite an interesting small town to visit, Elvas is close to the Spanish border and is notable for its mainly 17th century fortifications built using the principles of French military architect Marquis de Vauban. A series of pentagonal bastions and free standing ravelins form a...More

Thank CazBUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look at the historical place, view around the city. How to live the citizens. Museum and some other place.

Thank elitaseglina
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The fortifications are just amazing. The shape, magnitude and all the turrets are exceptional. Truly worth a visit.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Our main objective was the aqueduct. While we were trying to find a good viewpoint without looking into the sun, we saw some of the walls which are very well preserved.

Thank solomon5
Reviewed 3 February 2018

The walls that surround the city are a wonderful building of this medieval city on the Portuguese border. It's worth walking

Thank Tufus92
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to have a walk or run, both during the day and after the sunset. There is a couple of really good view points. However, it's smelly sometimes, especially during hot days...

Thank tetsume
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We came to Elvas as part of our tour of Alentejo because we had seen photographs of the Walls and the Aqueduct. We were not disappointed. There is lots of free parking and it is easy to walk alongside good stretches of the wall. We...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Huge and intricate, these walls are worth a visit. Many gates, lots of parking, really nice. Just be careful with local drivers, they think they're in a car race...

Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

These walls are simply the largest, most extensive and sophisticated we've ever seen anywhere! They are imposing and leave a distinct impression of "don't mess with me!" Literally, these things are so large and so extensive that you have to see them to really appreciate...More

Thank SMLBill
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We weren't planning on getting a guide when we first arrived here but we are so happy we did! The guide turned this attraction into something very memorable for us with the mini history lesson he provided us with. The cost for the guide depends...More

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