Castelo de Elvas

The Plaza de armas has the shape of an irregular polygon. The entry in the Alcazaba is done through three main doors: the door to the corner of Olivenza and the s. Vicente. The keep was rebuilt in 1488. On the entrance door are the arms of d. João, surmounted by a tile Panel represented the Holy family. The primitive fortifications have been built on a castro later romanized. After the reconquest from the moors of Elvas, d. Sancho II had rebuilt the fortification. During the reigns of d. Dinis, King John II and Manuel suffered modifications.

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Monuments near Castelo de Elvas

Convento de Santa Clara


Religious monument of great simplicity. The side altarpiece has elements which attest to its Baroque aesthetic. Tiled flooring of the walls of the nave and the…

Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco


Nave Church where the descriptive tiles from the life of St. Francis of Assisi, dating from the 18th century, the size of the chancel and the imaginary. Temple…

Igreja Paroquial do Salvador / Antigo Colégio de Santiago de Elva


This Monument is composed by a church and by the former College from the Society of Jesus. The church is composed by a nave, four altarpieces chapels, low and …

Igrejas das Domínicas


This temple was constructed on the XVI century and it underwent several transformations on the XVII century. The Renaissance main portico has a round arch and …

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