Pousada Elvas

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The Pousada Elvas
opened in 1942, the Santa Luzia Pousada (official name) was the first of the Pousadas of Portugal.

Today, this charming hotel in the old fortified city of Elvas offers its guests not only all the possible comforts, but also the very best Alentejo cuisine. The Pousada's restaurant is famous for it's regional specialties prepared in a fine style - and visitors come from all across Iberia to dine here.

From the Pousada one can see the gigantic (5 km in length) Amoreira aqueduct with its 843 arches. Also visible form the Pousada is the 17th century Santa Luiza fortress.


Pousada Elvas public area


Pousada dining room


The city of Elvas is located near the border between Portugal and Spain and is on the main highway between Lisbon and Madrid. The town was originally founded by the Romans then  occupied by the Moors in 1229. Elvas has always been a fortified city in a disputed border area and has suffered numerous attacks.

The old town is completely surrounded by a series of strong walls that strategically provide protection from most angles of possible attack. The castle in the old quarter was built in before historical records recorded it, but it was rebuilt in 1226 and has undergone much rebuilding and fortifying in the succeeding centuries.

The Church of Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos hides was originally built by the Templar knights. Close by is a Manueline Pillory with its hooks as a morbid reminder of punishment in older times.


Pousada dining pool

From Pousada Elvas, the traveler can choose to take a short journey through wonderful, pristine countryside up to Marvao. Portalegre, Santa Eulalia, and Marvao itself - all are fascinating and worthy of a visit.


Pousada Elvas quarters

All rooms at Pousada Elvas have;

Cable TV
Private bathrooms



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