In a statement, the Câmara de Elvas announces that the 'video mapping' show will take place today and Saturday, from 23:00.

“An immersive experience in a 40-minute 'show', allowing the public to be deeply involved in the narrative and atmosphere created by the 'video mapping' technology”, reads the document.

According to the municipality, during the show, spectators will be transported to a world where the “cultural richness” of Elvas “comes to life in a creative way”, through imagery and sound content, establishing “deep connections” with the heritage of the city and the Alentejo.

The celebrations start earlier, at 19:00, with a performance by a DJ and the group “Quintas Percussion”, followed by a concert with the band “A Portuguesa”, the fado singer Marco Rodrigues and the singing group “Os Boinas ”.

On Saturday, in addition to the 'video mapping' show, there will be a concert with Quintas Percussion and DJ Cuba, starting at 21:00.

The classification of Elvas as a World Heritage Site, in the category of cultural assets, took place on June 30, 2012, at the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO ) in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The set of fortifications in Elvas that were classified by UNESCO, whose foundation dates back to the reign of King Sancho II, is the largest in the world in terms of the type of land bastioned fortifications, having a perimeter of eight to ten kilometres and an area of ​​300 hectares.

At the time, two forts were listed, Santa Luzia, from the 17th century, and Graça, from the 18th century, three forts from the 19th century, the three medieval walls and the 17th-century wall, in addition to the Amoreira Aqueduct.

Classified as National Heritage in 1910, Forte da Graça, an 18th-century military monument located two kilometers north of the city of Elvas, is one of the ultimate symbols of bastioned fortresses in border areas.