Elvas Castle

Visit Elvas castle and see the magnificent panoramic view over the city from its battlements, in Portugal.

Elvas Castle
Elvas Castle
© Celestino Manuel

Elvas Vastle is an Islamic fortress rebuilt in the 13th and 14th centuries that only attained its current aspect in the 16th century. There lived the Mayor of Elvas.

The castle was also setting for major historic events such as peace treaties and princess exchanges. The keep is more recent that the rest of the building, dating from the 15th century in a northeastern angle and covered in roof tiles.


Originally, the castle was part of a defense network from the 18th century, but soon lost its relevance due to its vulnerability to artillery attacks. The castle lost any military function in the 19th century and was abandoned. In the 20th century, some locals who loved history promoted its restoration and left the caste with the aspect it would have had in 1906, which would become the first National Monument in Portugal.

From the top of its battlements you can get an amazing view at the city, surrounded by fortresses, and the nearby landscape with olive plantations.

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Parada do Castelo, Elvas

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De 9h30 a 13h00 y de 14h30 a 17h30.


(+351) 268626403.

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