ElvasAlentejo region of Portugal. The Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
address: Rua do Património 1Just over 1 hour from Évora (11.90€ / 10.00€ students) and around 3 hours from Lisbon (17.60€ / 14.80€ students).
By trainElvas train station is 3 km outside the city centre. There is one daily train connection from Lisbon by changing at Entroncamento with a total journey time of 4:30 hours (15.60€). The train continues to Badajoz, Spain.
By carIt's 200 km from Lisbon.
All sights inside the city walls can be easily reached on foot.
Elvas is very close to Badajoz, Spain and has been fortified at different times. That makes it worth while to wander round looking at the work of different periods.
Amoreira AqueductThe 16th-century aqueduct is a great architectural view - five stories in parts - and it's staggering to see how narrow was its channel.
phone: +351 268 626 403address: Rua da Parada do Castelo 4-8Fortified castle for defense purposes. Provides panoramic views of the city and surroundings.
Nossa Senhora da Graça Fortphone: +351 268 625 228address: AlcáçovaOne of the two fortresses outside the city, with multiple layers of defensive walls. Located on a large hill it provides great views back to Elvas and over to Spain, especially from the balcony of the governor's palace.
Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedraladdress: Praça da RepúblicaManueline-style cathedral on the main square.
Santa Luzia Fortphone: +351 268 628 357One of the two fortresses outside the city walls.
phone: +351 96 880 9512address: Avenida de Garcia da Orta 3A
phone: +351 268 637 470, +351 268 637 472address: Avenida de Badajoz (Assunção)
phone: +351 268 636 710address: Avenida de Badajoz85 rooms with private bathrooms. Garden, outdoor swimming pool, bar with terrace, 24-Hour front desk, living room, daily newspapers