Elvas is a Portuguese city that's 195 km from Lisbon, and just 22 km from Badajoz. It's famous for being home to the largest collection of bastion fortifications in the world, which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2012. The entire historic city center was also included in this declaration. The historic center is one of the most representative places to visit in Elvas, and walking through the streets you'll discover how the city's tradition has been preserved as has almost all the other major attractions in Elvas. These include the medieval walls, the cathedral, the castle, its fortifications and other buildings and things to see in Elvas. Besides the many monuments, there are a hundred and one things to do in Elvas, for example, visit Da Amoreira Aqueduct, the Capela Nossa Senhora da Conceição, the Pelourinho de Elvas and the Igreja e Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Piedade, among other Elvas activities. The city also has a military museum. By just walking through the city you'll find lots of different stuff to do in Elvas, places to visit and places where you can taste the local gastronomy. And if you happen to be traveling during Carnival, you can attend one of the most important celebrations in Portugal. It's celebrated with four shows and a gala at the Coliseum. It's called the International Carnival of Elvas, the only international festival in Portugal. For more on what to do in Elvas, visit Minube to discover the best Elvas attractions that you won't want to miss!