Places of Interest Elvas
Elvas is perfect for just taking a stroll due to its narrow streets, pretty squares, and winding alleys. The white houses are again very Moorish and you will see many patios and porches with artistic ironwork.
Most extraordinary about Elvas are the city walls and fortifications with pentagonal bastions and detached ravelins. The parts that have survived are from the 17th century. Also the Roman-Moorish castle from the 13th century is remarkable and dominates the streets of Elvas. The church Nossa Senhora da Assunção has a southern gate in a Manuelistic style and azulejos from the 17th century. The small church Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos in Elvas also has beautifully painted tiles and an octagonal floor that dates from the time of the Templars.
Near Elvas is also an enormous aqueduct, the Aqueduto da Amoreira. It took 100 years to build until it was completed in 1622 and has four floors and a total length of 7 kilometers. The supporting pillars and 843 arches cross the valley and are an impressive site. The aqueduct of Elvas still provides the water for a fountain on the large square.