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Fort of Our Lady of Grace

Local name: Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça

Fort located one kilometer from the city of Elvas in Portugal. Built in 1792 by Józef I the Reformer, used during numerous wars, today it is a tourist attraction in the small village of Alcáçova. What's more, Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 2014.

After centuries of use as a military facility and prison, in 2014 Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graça was classified as a ruin. It was not until 2015 that the fort underwent renovation and was transformed into a museum open to visitors.

Fort La Lippe, because this is its historical name, is a 150-meter long four-sided building with pentagonal bastions in the corners. It is worth paying attention to the monumental entrance to the building, also known as the Dragon Gate. The entire building is also surrounded by a dry moat.

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7350 Elvas, Portugal