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Visita da Secretaria-Geral da Presidência da República

07/07/2015

Visita da Secretaria-Geral da Presidência da República

On 7 July, the Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic, Arnaldo Pereira Coutinho, and the chief of military staff, Lt. Gen. Carlos Alberto de Carvalho dos Reis, visited the works to recover the Forte da Graça, in Elvas.

Visita da Secretaria-Geral da Presidência da República

The fortress, which is also known as Conde de Lippe Fort, was part of the defences of the Elvas stronghold and frontier town of Elvas and its fortifications, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2012.

Used in the past as a military prison, the complex was practically in ruins. Last October the Elvas town council awarded the contract to consolidate and restore it to Ramalho Rosa Cobetar.