Distrito de Leiria Things to Do

  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazare
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Distrito de Leiria Things to Do

  • Monte Real

    A thermal city, Monte Real has an Air force base, that local people wish to see transformed in a commercial airport to the central Portugal. It would be a very good idea, but meanwhile, it is only an extra attraction for some lucky kids, regularly allowed to visit it.

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  • Pedrógão Grande

    A large beach, it is not one of the best in the district, because it is windy and the sea is rough, Not so crowded as the main beaches in the area, it is used by families and youngsters, attracted by the sportive activities and the good camping.

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  • S. Martinho do Porto

    A beautiful bay progressively narrowed and shallowed, by the sand deposits, is one of the highlights of a coastal trip, allowing a stop between Foz do Arelho and Nazaré. If you want to swim, in S. Martinho do Porto the water is not very clear but it is the safest of our west coast.

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  • Leiria

    The district's capital, Leiria, it is not its main attraction, but it is a convenient hub for easy access to most of them. Furthermore, as a matter of fact, it has its own charms (not only the castle and the old quarter), justifying a stop for one or two days.

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  • Obidos

    Maybe the most visited attraction of the district is also the more distant (if we forget Berlengas, still farther, in the ocean). Only 8 km distant from Caldas da Rainha, the walled city of Obidos is a well maintained medieval town, giving name to the nearby lagoon.

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  • Caldas da Rainha

    Meeting point for art, humor and ceramics, Caldas da Rainha is a hub connecting the touristy area called West. Loosing to several more visited places in the area ,like Obidos, Nazare or Alcobaça, this fast growing town also has its interesting points. And for the lovers of sweets, Cavacas das Caldas are an exclusive pastry. VT rules forbid me to...

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  • Nazare

    Said to be created by Phoenicians, Nazare is ethnically different from all the other Portugal. The traditions, the costumes, the language, everything distinguishes them. And the site is magnificent, with a sea that was my dream in all my first 20 years (and more). It shares with Portimão the top of the best places to eat sardines ( I know... I...

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  • Alcobaça

    The first agricultural school was in Alcobaça, and the place from where agriculture spread to all the country, is still the capital of the most tasteful peaches and other fruits, though in a decreasing quantities, due to price competititon from abroad. However, the gem of town is the Monastery, that comes from the beginning of Portugal, and was the...

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  • Batalha

    If you had to choose a single thing to see in Portugal, my advice would be: Batalha. Only 10 km from Leiria, and 17 km from Fatima, this small town is the place for the best Portuguese masterpiece of gothic churches. Batalha is also a fast growing economie, with lots of business centers siding the main roads of the area.

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  • Colossal and kitschy: the Buddha Eden

    Curious to see this increasingly popular new attraction in the region, we did a quick visit to Buddha Eden, a 35-hectare area owned by one of Portugal's wealthiest men, Jose Berardo, which he has converted into an immense garden of buddhas, pagodas, and whatnots that is supposed to create a place of peace, tranquility, in Zen-like ambience. This...

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  • The 750-year old pine forest of Leiria

    The National Forest of Leiria, otherwise known as the Pine Forest of Leiria or Pine Forest of the King (Pinhal do Rei) has an area of 1741 sq. km. that is spread across the municipalities of Alcobaca, Marinha Grande, Leiria, Batalha and Porto de Mos. D. Afonso III, in the 12th century, had initially ordered the planting of pines along the Leiria...

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  • The Caves of Mira de Aire

    Portugal's largest cave system, which was discovered in 1947 and opened to the public in 1971, extends to a length of 11 kilometers, though only 600 meters of this is so far opened to public visits. The caverns have impressive and sometimes very bizarre stalactite and stalagmite formations, some with their own names (Hell's Door, Church Organ,...

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  • The real Jurassic Park

    Just a few kilometers from Fatima is the Natural Monument called Pegadas de Dinossaúrios da Serra de Aire (Footprints of Dinosaurs of the Serra de Aire), an impressive and well-preserved tracksite from the Middle Jurassic period (~175 million years ago) having the oldest and longest sauropod and theropod tracks to be found anywhere. The tracksite...

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Distrito de Leiria Hotels

  • Real D'Obidos

    It was besides the walls of Obidos, just at a few meters from a gate. Internal decoration was like a...

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  • Mar Bravo Hotel

    Praca Sousa Oliveira 71, Nazare, Estremadura, 2450-159, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Casa da Padeira

    Aljubarrota - Sao Vicente, Alcobaca, 2460-711, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues

    Overlooking the central plaza and the Abbey is the converted town house that is now the most...

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  • Casa das Mares II

    2 Rua Raul Brandao Baleal, Peniche, 2520-009, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Casa Da Nora

    Largo Poeta Jose Marques Da Cruz 8, Leiria, 2410 506, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Casal Novo

    Rua do Bom Jesus, Venda Nova, Sao Martinho do Porto, 2460, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Cristal Marinha

    I never slept in this hotel, but know it well because it is the location where we usually install...

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  • Hotel Caldas Internacional

    Rua Dr. Figueiroa Rego, 45, Caldas da Rainha, 2500-186, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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