Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça

Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça, Elvas: Hours, Address, Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça Reviews: 4.5/5

Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça

Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4,955 contributions
It is a massive solid structure
Jul. 2021
This can not be considered attractive. It is a massive solid structure but with a sole purpose, a military defence. Wall after wall of solid defences from, as you would expect, a high vantage point on a hill. No artistic touches to be more attractive, no noble family entertained similarly entitled people or royalty here, not a castle, just a fort. But for its age, built 500 years ago, it has to be admired for what it is, an immense stronghold, very impressive.
Written 26 July 2021
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal18,274 contributions
Visit Elvas.
Sep. 2020
To visit the “Fort of Nossa Senhora da Graça”, who is also called Fort do Conde de Lippe, is located on the top of a rugged hill, this is about 1 km on the North of the fortress of Elvas. Since June 30, 2012 it is considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Its dominant position, at the top of Monte de Graça, gave it an important role in the defense of Largo da Fortaleza de Elvas, which has managed to keep over time a good part of its conservation
in very good condition . medieval walls, as well as almost all of its complex fortified enclosure. Next to the Fort of Nossa Senhora de Gracia stands, about 500 m south of the city, the other great fort: the “Fort of Santa Luzia”. This entire defensive set boasts that it has never been conquered by enemy forces. On this moment the fort is completely empty, do not think to see any furniture or something else on the inside!!
Written 24 October 2020
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,220 contributions
Well Worth the visit to the Fortress
Mar. 2020
I have visited many fortresses all over, but this fortress from the XVII century is an amazing piece of architecture and well worth visiting Elvas to admire it, is a bit off the town, but with a car you reach it and visit. It was used as a prison during many years as well, but is an impressive fortress.
Written 3 August 2020
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Bob M
Lousa, Portugal126 contributions
Military Fortification
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Very interesting example of Vauban style fortifcations from the 1750's. Superb views from the top on a clear day.
Written 12 February 2020
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alittletoolate
Doncaster, UK2,349 contributions
very impressive forte
Dec. 2019
one very impressive and huge forte that is well presented and in good condition considering it's age,the forte is on several levels and do check each and every one of them and you'll be in for a bit of a treat before making your way up to the governors house to enjoy those stunning views.it took me a good 45 minute walk up hill to walk from the centre of elvas to the forte for those who don't drive and with a cafe and toilets on the grounds and some friendly and helpful staff you'll want for nothing to enjoy this fantastic forte.
Written 12 January 2020
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas. Foi com enorme prazer que recebemos as suas felicitações. Não deixaremos de partilhar os seus comentários com toda a nossa equipa. A sua satisfação é a nossa melhor recompensa para todos os colaboradores que trabalham diariamente para lhe prestar um serviço irrepreensível. Na expectativa de o receber de novo, queira aceitar os nossos melhores cumprimentos. Equipa do Forte da Graça
Written 27 January 2020
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João G
20 contributions
Wonderful worth visit more than one time
Dec. 2019
Awesome view and architecture. This is around 17000m2 so enjoy full morning exploring and taking pictures
Written 27 December 2019
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas. Foi com enorme prazer que recebemos as suas felicitações. Não deixaremos de partilhar os seus comentários com toda a nossa equipa. A sua satisfação é a nossa melhor recompensa para todos os colaboradores que trabalham diariamente para lhe prestar um serviço irrepreensível. Na expectativa de o receber de novo, queira aceitar os nossos melhores cumprimentos. Equipa do Forte da Graça
Written 27 January 2020
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LateToTravel
Brisbane, Australia56 contributions
Well presented and a joy to wander around
Sep. 2019
Had a wonderful couple of hours wandering around this fort. Lots of climbing so you will need to be fairly agile to cover everything. Great views of the surrounding countryside and the old town of Elvas.
The day we were there it was very empty with less than a dozen people in the place.
Do your research before you get there (of hire Fred and his tuk tuk) because while a little bit of the fort’s history is available there is so much more to know about why it, and the area around Elvas, is so important to Portugal. The fort has so much room there is a great opportunity to create a much bigger picture of the amazing history of the area between Elvas and Badajoz.
Written 13 October 2019
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas. Foi com enorme prazer que recebemos as suas felicitações. Não deixaremos de partilhar os seus comentários com toda a nossa equipa. A sua satisfação é a nossa melhor recompensa para todos os colaboradores que trabalham diariamente para lhe prestar um serviço irrepreensível. Na expectativa de o receber de novo, queira aceitar os nossos melhores cumprimentos. Equipa do Forte da Graça
Written 27 January 2020
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Luís A
Porto, Portugal44 contributions
Great sight
Sep. 2019 • Family
We’ve visited this Fortress in a very warm day, and there was no one there, however the view and visit where great!
Written 4 September 2019
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas. Foi com enorme prazer que recebemos as suas felicitações. Não deixaremos de partilhar os seus comentários com toda a nossa equipa. A sua satisfação é a nossa melhor recompensa para todos os colaboradores que trabalham diariamente para lhe prestar um serviço irrepreensível. Na expectativa de o receber de novo, queira aceitar os nossos melhores cumprimentos. Equipa do Forte da Graça
Written 27 January 2020
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Jean N
Worcester, UK221 contributions
Really good military architecture
Aug. 2019 • Friends
This is a great piece of military architecture. Used during the peninsular war and from that time. You can see how this fort was built to withstand the enemy and the views are superb. Well worth a visit and if you can pick up a guided tour do so, we couldn’t.
Written 15 August 2019
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Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas. Foi com enorme prazer que recebemos as suas felicitações. Não deixaremos de partilhar os seus comentários com toda a nossa equipa. A sua satisfação é a nossa melhor recompensa para todos os colaboradores que trabalham diariamente para lhe prestar um serviço irrepreensível. Na expectativa de o receber de novo, queira aceitar os nossos melhores cumprimentos. Equipa do Forte da Graça
Written 3 September 2019
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EnjoyingTheView14
Long Island, NY63 contributions
Great for history buffs
Jul. 2019
This World Heritage Site is interesting on many levels. The guide tour is a must for anyone that enjoys history because this place is packed with history! Many well preserved parts inside to enjoy plus a great view up top.
Written 11 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Estimado visitante, Agradecemos os seus comentários no seguimento da sua visita ao Forte da Nossa Senhora da Graça em Elvas. Foi com enorme prazer que recebemos as suas felicitações. Não deixaremos de partilhar os seus comentários com toda a nossa equipa. A sua satisfação é a nossa melhor recompensa para todos os colaboradores que trabalham diariamente para lhe prestar um serviço irrepreensível. Na expectativa de o receber de novo, queira aceitar os nossos melhores cumprimentos. Equipa do Forte da Graça
Written 3 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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