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... walls were built in the 16th and 17th C, on previous Moorish defences.
There is also a castle which has some bits of its Moorish walls left.
The fort was Wellington's base, during the Peninsula War, for the assault on Badejoz(just over the ...
... the fees don't start until after the first town, Elvas, which was our destination.
We followed the instructions to the aire and passed through the 5 tier aqueduct!
We found the MH Aire which was in the Car park of a newish Intermarche (Have the French taken over all the Supermarkets in Europe?)
We did a big shop but as we were the only MH there we really didn't fancy spending the night in a ...
... in time. It is a frontier fortress of Portugal about 10 miles west of the Spanish border. Coincidentally it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June of 2012. It is situated on a hill and has a 4 mile long aqueduct which still supplies the city with pure water. Elvas has the distinction of being one of the greatest and most heavily fortified frontier towns in all of Europe. There are 2 other fortresses within sight, covering the north and ...
... that could be interesting to see. The destination address that I typed into the GPS for the tourist office didn't seem to get us to where we want to go. But as it so happened we drove past some heaps of rubble that looked like roman ruins and decided that was good enough and kept going for Elvas, Portugal. Elvas is just inside the border from Spain and used to be ...
... hotel that Dane has been looking forward to since we booked! The heat was getting to us so we waited until late afternoon to head into Badajoz for a look around (& some geocaching of course).
At 5pm it was still about 30 degrees but by the time we were done just before 8 it was starting to cool off a little. Restaurants don't open for dinner in Spain until 8 or 9pm so we were going ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet