Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Elvas - Portugal

Elvas is one of the options for this year's postcrossing Christmas meeting. I've never been there and i'd like to go. It would be a great opportunity to visit the newest portuguese Unesco site.
Vitória and Gracinha have been there last summer and they sent me these cards.

Photo by João Carpinteiro
A funny thing about this card is that when i've received it, Vitória was with me!
The Elvas castle was built in the 13th century. It has hexagonal towers and holds the distinction of being our country’s first National Monument, since 1906.

On this card sent by Gracinha there's the Amoreira Aqueduct, a fountain and the statue of King D. Sancho II, the 3rd portuguese king (1211-1223).

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