Muralhas de Elvas, Elvas

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  • Walls to engage the top of the town, estimated, provide beautiful views. Can walk on and line the walls.
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  • The walls that surround the city are a wonderful building of this medieval city on the Portuguese border. It's worth walking  more »
  • Elvas and its walls were built to protect the border with Spain to Portugal and later against the French invasion. Elvas and Badajoz, raised his walls to defend themselves, to give way over time to become one of the tourist bridges of the Iberian peninsula. Visit Badajoz is visit Elvas and vice versa. Elvas more small, coquettish and medieval offers you a very special charm occupying its walls a singular role. It is one of those cities you should know. I recommend it.
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  • I walked atop the walkway on the battlements of the walls. Incredible defensive fortification.
  • The walls of Elvas had the start of your construction in the reign of dom Sancho II, having been made between the 17TH and 19th centuries. Have an area of 300 hectares and a perimeter that goes from eight to ten kilometres, representing the largest system of fortifications in the world. Within the walls, the city includes large barracks and other military buildings, as well as churches and monasteries. While Elvas retains traces dating back to the 10th century, its fortifications dating from the time of the restoration of independence of Portugal in 1640. The fortifications were designed by the Dutch Jesuit priest John Cosmander and Piscásio represent the best example of military fortifications of the Dutch school who survived to the present day. In the complex, is included the Aqueduct of Amoreira, which had the aim of allowing, the fortification, resist prolonged sieges, conveying water to the inner city.
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  • 在一個就如要塞的小城內輕輕鬆鬆就能夠目睹特殊景觀風景
  • Beautiful walled area
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  • One of the most beautiful examples of medieval walls in the world
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