Originally this 16th-century pelourinho (stone pillory) stood in the nearby Praça da República. It was dismantled and partially destroyed in 1872. The one that stands now is a mix of reconstruction and original pieces and was placed on this spot in 1940.

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1. Igreja das Domínicas

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This plain church hides a thrilling interior. There are painted marble columns under a cupola, gilded chapels and fantastic 17th-century azulejos covering…

2. Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção

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Francisco de Arruda designed this sturdy fortified church in the early 16th century, and it served as the town’s cathedral until Elvas lost its episcopal…

3. Castelo

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You can walk around the battlements at the castle for dramatic views across the baking plains. The original castle was built by the Moors on a Roman site…

4. Torre Fernandina

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The Fernandina Tower was the result of alterations undertaken in the 14th century to the second Muslim wall. It served as a jail from the end of the 15th…

6. Igreja de São Pedro

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Though this church was originally built in the 12th century, only the Romanesque-Gothic portal remains from that time. The interior was altered over the…

7. Igreja de Salvador

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Dating from the 17th century, this Jesuit church is notable for its gilded chancel (the area surrounding the altar), complete with coffered ceiling. It's…

8. Museu Fotográfico João Carpinteiro

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Housed in the old-town cinema is this tiny museum that contains a collection of vintage cameras, the oldest a pocket-vest number dating from 1912. Unless…