Elvas is a municipality located in the south of Portalegre district, limited by the district of Évora and Spain, with 630 square kilometers, 25 thousand inhabitants and seven parishes.
Although its Alentejo geography is no mistake, the municipality of Elvas has two excellent water levels in the Caia and Alqueva dams. This is why boating and fishing are exciting offers, in addition to hunting.
The county is crossed by the A6 motorway, which connects Lisbon and Madrid, which is the main road access. However, connections to neighboring municipalities (Campo Maior, Arronches, Monforte, Portalegre, Estremoz, Borba, Vila Viçosa and Alandroal) are assured by roads with good traffic conditions.
Culture & Leisure
The city has numerous cultural facilities, including the Comendador Rondão Almeida Coliseum (6500 places) and four museums of various themes: Contemporary Art, Sacred Art, Military and Photography.
The monumentality of Elvas is very valuable: Amoreira Aqueduct, Graca and Santa Luzia forts, three fortins, 17th century walls, castle, churches and built military heritage are the exponents of a advisable tourist visit. The Border City of Elvas and its Fortifications was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 30, 2012.
In this area, the tourism offer of the county is very varied and of quality, both in accommodation and catering.
The restoration of the municipality has a seating capacity of five thousand people, while the hotel has a capacity of one thousand beds.
The varied and tasty cuisine of Alentejo can be found in the restaurants of the municipality, but also the presence of fresh and quality fish and seafood attract numerous visitors.