"Leiria, Portugal" Leiria by acemj

Leiria Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 97 photos

Just passing through

My buddy Pav and I stopped briefly in Leiria (pronounce, "lay-ree-uh") on our way from Coimbra down to the cathedral in Batalha. Many people use this town as a resting place to visit some of the area's many attractions. This region of Portugal (known as the Estremadura) includes the pilgrim's paradise, Fatima, the amazing monastery in Alcobaça, Batalha's spectacular cathedral and many other sights.

The Medieval old quarter is a fascinating web of cobbled lanes, full of shops and azulejo covered walls, but the dominant highlight of Leiria is the castle the sits on the hillside above town.

  • Last visit to Leiria: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated Mar 16, 2003
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 2:59 AM

    So, it was you who put all the scratches on my car! We had exactly the same vehicle on our recent 1600 mile trip around the country. We had planned for a night in Leiria but had to make some changes. Still, we saw the castle on the peak as we drove by!

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2003 at 10:20 AM

    Interesting medieval town I didn't know. Great page!

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2003 at 8:31 PM

    Some impressive sights here by you ! :) Regards.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2003 at 10:11 AM

    I know Leiria just passing through as well, nice job.

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 5:40 PM

    Leiria, another beautifull city i don't know yet. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2003 at 6:00 AM

    I have an old friend in Leiria, have to visit some day. Nice intro, Mark...

  • May 23, 2003 at 10:10 AM

    I'm surprised you didn't spend some more time in Leiria...

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2003 at 8:13 AM

    an interesting location and great pics !

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2003 at 5:35 PM

    Hey It's nice to see Quicksilver again!! Cool Page! I didn't realize that there were windmills in that area!

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2003 at 4:23 PM

    The info you give us after your quick visit is enough to make us wish to visit Leiria!


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