Elvas, Portugal

Stop #7:

Elvas is a town about 10 miles from the Spanish border.  It wasn’t a major destination, but we had to stop to see the gigantic aqueduct.  At some points there were 5 stacked arches (including the really little arches you can see in the photos).  Elvas is a UNESCO world heritage site (The Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications).   Constructuion of the aqueduct began in the 15th century.  It is just about 4 miles long. The trees in the photos are olive trees.  Lesson learned: don’t eat unripened olives off the tree…they taste terrible.

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