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Elvas, Portugal : 38°52?0?N, 7°9?0?W
Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications, in Portugal.
38°52’49.20″N 7° 9’45.91″W
castelo de elvas
Fortified city of Elvas, Portugal
Elvas , Portugal
The Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications is a Unesco World Heritage Site, inscribed in the World Heritage list in 2012. Elvas is a Portuguese city in Alentejo, near the Portuguese-Spanish border.
Elvas, Portalegre, Alentejo
38° 52? 0? N, 7° 9? 0? W
One of the latest additions to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
38° 52′ 48.61″ N
7° 9′ 45.34″ W
Elvas, Portugal – newest UNESCO site.
Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications in Portugal
The Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications is the official name of this site on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is in Portugal near the Spanish border.
The Dutch style of fortification made me wonder at first, but the southern style of buildings made it clear that this was not in NW-Europe. It happens that the Elvas fortifications are the best surviving example of the Dutch school of fortifications (Wikipedia) designed by a Dutch Jesuit.
The Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications, Portugal
Elvas, an episcopal city and frontier fortress located in the district of Portalegre, Alentejo, Portugal (38.880,-7.163)
Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications Portugal
Coordinates: 38°52?50?N 7°9?48?W
City of Elvas Portugal
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