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Elvas Castle

Elvas

When the Spaniards surrounded this fortress, the plague caused 300 deaths per day, and the people starve while waiting for the help that led to the Battle of the Elvas lines

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Seventeenth-century walls of Elvas

Elvas

When the Spaniards surrounded this fortress, the plague caused 300 deaths per day, and the people starve while waiting for the help that led to the Battle of the Elvas lines."

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Graça Fort

Elvas

In one of the highest points of the region, the place was used by the Spanish Army who took advantage of the location to point guns against the city during the siege that preceded the battle of the Elvas Lines. Hightlight

Walls and attached work of the Elvas Square

Elvas

When the Spaniards surrounded this fortress, the plague caused 300 deaths per day, and the people starve while waiting for the help that led to the Battle of the Elvas lines.

Council of War, Elvas

Elvas

The place where decisions were made about when and where to attack the Castilian squares. Here was decided the strategic maneuvers of the entire Portuguese army.

Cathedral of Elvas

Elvas

In the Cathedral of Elvas people prayed for the good return of the Portuguese soldiers, and for the death of thousands of soldiers that over 28 years of war lost their lives on behalf of the Portuguese independence.

Olivença Bridge

Elvas

An important strategic bridge connecting the Elvas Forte Square to the Olivença Square. Destroyed by the Castilian troops for their important link between the two kingdoms.

Barbacena Castle

Elvas

Constant target of harassment by the Spaniards. In 1658, the Barbacena Castle was even forced to surrender to the Duke of Ossuna. The latter would lead the enemy troops at the Battle of Castelo Rodrigo.

Vila Boim Castle

Elvas

One of the castles that could not endure a conflict of almost thirty years. It had more than a century when it was finally destroyed by the war.

Santa Luzia Fort

Elvas

The Torrecusa Marquis, Spanish general who led the Battle of Montijo, tried to rob the fort in 1644 and was forced to withdraw. The siege of Elvas, by D. Luís de Haro, got a heroic resistance that led to the Battle of Elvas Lines.

Militar Hospital – São João de Deus Convent

Elvas

Always small for the amount of injuries it received in the context of the War of Restoration, it only had 10 religious in the year of the great battle of Elvas. This hospital was the first of its order in Portugal.

Santa Bárbara Paiol

Elvas

One of the many military warehouses of Portuguese squares. Here were stored all types of ammunition and weapons to be used during the war.

Corujeira Barracks

Elvas

There are barracks scattered throughout the city of Elvas, built by the need to accommodate the military on the various defenses of the Portugal kingdom.

Batle of the Elvas Lines 1659

Elvas

It is time, Lusitanos, that your effort and arms skill are needed to sustain the crown inherited with blood. If we fall back into slavery, they will compensate us these days of freedom, calling them justice