Santa Luzia Fortress and Army Museum, Elvas

Discover Santa Luzia fortress, one of the best strongholds of Elvas, and visits its Army museum, in Alentejo, Portugal.

Santa Luzia Fortress, Elvas
Santa Luzia Fortress, Elvas
© Celestino Manuel

Forte de Santa Luzia (Santa Luzia Fortress) is a small stronghold with walls in zig-zag located in the city of Elvas, in Alentejo, Portugal.

Forte de Santa Luzia, Elvas, Alentejo
Forte de Santa Luzia, Elvas, Alentejo
© Câmara Municipal de Elvas

Currently, since 2001, this fortress houses the Army Museum where is exhibited an interesting collection of weapons from the Middle Ages until the 19th century, as well as uniforms and miniatures. The museum also features three rooms focused on the Batalha das Linhas de Elvas battle, and other border conflicts, such as the Guerras das Naranjas (War of the Oranges) supported by interactive content.

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Outeiro de Santa Luzia, Elvas

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Tuesday from 13:00 to 17:00. Thursday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays.


(+351) 268 628 357.

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