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Visit Elvas, “Queen of the Border” | Unesco’s Alentejo near Spain

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Elvas, also called “Queen of the Border”, is one of the pearls hidden in the Alentejo frontier with the Spanish Extremadura. Due to its strategic position on the border, Elvas was shaped by war. This military history can be revisited through a tour of the city’s rich military heritage. Its fortifications, together with the Forts of Santa Luzia and Nossa Senhora da Graça, are considered …

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