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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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Costa de Vila Fria, Elvas 7350, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well preserved castle with spectacular views over Portugal and Spain. You can wander freely around its ramparts for about 2 euros but there is little information on display and mostly in Portuguese only. This city is a world Heritage Site and one would expect more....More

Thank bruno l
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering the town hasn’t exactly set out to really preserve the castle and its walls, it’s amazing it’s in such good shape. Certainly the original construction helped. What’s interesting is how many walls there are in this city. Make sure to get a map from...More

Thank MiguelitoyCat
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is really a nice way to see the surrounding area and the price is very reasonable. We climbed all the towers and enjoyed it.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Unspectacular castle, quite small but in good shape, very nice view on the city and on the new Fort on the opposite hill.

Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The castle is at the edge of ELVAS. Nothing unusual at this castle, but it has a wonderful view of the city. I look ahead, I remembered the book Desert Tartars.

Thank Tufus92
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

a small and well kept castle that stands proud in this fortified town of elvas and is more than worth your time and while the biggest appeal of it is the views it offers there is a nice gift shop and cafeteria inside the grounds.

Thank alittletoolate
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Good place to go for a party as well as to eat something. Location makes it actually look like a castle. There is also a great view spot right next to it!

Thank tetsume
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Its another great castle of our beatiful country. Its in perfect shape as is almost everything around Elvas.

Thank Pedro D
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

It’s not the largest castle to look around but the views are pretty if the surrounding countryside from on top of the walls. Quite pricey for what you see but perfect if you’re in a hurry as you can walk the walls easily in 30...More

Thank D P
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The defenses of Elvas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and with good reason. There are 3 incredible star forts in all. The largest surrounds the city itself. Truly impressive.

Thank Expatriated-traveler
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