Distrito de Leiria Travel Guide

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    Nazare's North Beach
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  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazare
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Nazaré

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159,498,13

Óbidos

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359,935,17

Peniche

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41,189,10

Ilha da Berlenga

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40,78,0

Alcobaça

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126,464,6

São Martinho do Porto

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18,49,2

Batalha

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113,454,5

Leiria

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42,92,16

Caldas da Rainha

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14,36,7

Foz do Arelho

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4,16,0

Marinha Grande

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12,61,1

Turquel

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46,194,0

Douro

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3,10,0

Bombarral

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6,17,0

Salir de Porto

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4,14,0

Porto de Mós

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11,34,0

São Pedro de Muel

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10,36,0

Coimbrão

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16,32,0

Benedita

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6,29,0

Pombal

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1,4,3

Martingança

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1,3,0

Baleal

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3,8,0

Ataíja de Cima

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2,6,0

Arrimal

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5,14,0

Pataias

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1,3,0

Famalicão

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1,3,0

Cos

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2,6,0

Bom Jesus

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5,37,0

Vimeiro

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5,16,0

Mendiga

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3,13,0

Évora

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3,4,0

Covões Largos

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3,5,0

Casal Velho

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0,1,0

Nazaré

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  • North Beach

    Nazaré Off The Beaten Path

    The beach to the north of Sítio is wide and wild. Excellent for those who want to stay away from the crowds, it has the drawback of a dangerous sea, not advisable to swim, even in summer. However, nature dominates the area. Allow me to replace my poor pictures by the awesome work of Tó Mané, the lucky and skilled guy who caught Garrett Mcnamara...

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  • Mar Bravo Hotel

    Nazaré Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Pederneira

    Nazaré Off The Beaten Path

    Easy to access from the road to Alcobaça, Pederneira, the old village (and, despite seeming so high, the old port), keeps the flavour of the old days, and challenges Sitio as the best sightseeing spot (Sitio is awesome, but we can't see Sítio from there). Pederneira is an excellent spot to take a photo from a different angle, and, since you are...

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Óbidos

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  • S Tiago church

    Óbidos Things to Do

    This modest church from the 18th century (replacing an older one destroyed by Lisbon's earthquake), almost inlaid in the castle, shows some baroque and neoclassical ornaments.

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  • Casa das Senhoras Rainhas

    Óbidos Hotels

    Rua Padre Nunes Tavares, No. 6, Obidos, 2510-999, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • City's Main Door

    Óbidos Things to Do

    The south entrance is a strange but beautiful door, that is also a small chapel. At the southern entrance of town the door was built in the 17th century, still showing a balcony from the same period. The tiles were added in the 18th century

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Peniche

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  • The Beach

    Peniche Things to Do

    Though not particularly good for a normal bath (as elsewhere in the west coast, the water is cold... and this is the only against) this beach is very popular to surf and body board. The access is easy, and, out of peek season, parking is also not so problematic as in the other beaches in the area. The sand strip is long and large, allowing peace...

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  • Casa das Mares II

    Peniche Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Cabo Carvoeiro

    Peniche Things to Do

    A rocky promontory enters the sea for almost 4 km, with the hard combat between sea and rock building dramatic figures and landscapes. A good observation point for the Berlengas archipelago and the coast, it is also a privileged destination for sport fishers. (Fresh fish is guaranteed: if you don't catch it you just have to buy...)

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Ilha da Berlenga

  • Berlenga as "a Religion"

    Ilha da Berlenga Favorites

    Some of my friends visit Berlenga several times a year, each year, sometimes spending there a entire week. The strength of pure nature and fishing facilities turn Berlenga into a sort of religion for them. Some other lovers try to capture the whole of the island, and take it back with them. Luis Silva, from Ribamar, is someone I don't know, but...

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  • Boat to Berlenga

    Ilha da Berlenga Transportation

    The access to the island is severely controlled, due to environmental reasons. Only three companies make public transport, from spring to fall, but 90% or more of the visitors use a boat called Cabo Avelar Pessoa. It belongs to Viamar and may be booked in advance by phone (+351 262 785 646) or fax (+351 262 783 847).The alternative companies are: ....

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  • The many steps

    Ilha da Berlenga Warnings and Dangers

    The main highlights are at sea level, but no one visits Berlenga without climbing to the top. From the beach there's a steep path, and from the fortress you may count with almost 400 steps.It is worthwhile, however!

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Alcobaça

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  • Peter and Ines

    Alcobaça Favorites

    Pedro and Inês compose Portuguese Romeo and Juliet story. The legend is specially remembered in Coimbra, where they lived their love, and in Alcobaça, their burial place, whose details I explain in another tip. Commemorating 500 years since her death, great festivities took place in both places. A perfect replica of her tomb was used in a funerary...

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  • Hotel Santa Maria

    Alcobaça Hotels

    Though not being the best hotel in Alcobaca (Chalet Fonte Nova is special, in service and... price)...

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  • Rivers

    Alcobaça Warnings and Dangers

    Baça river draining in Alcoa river gave name to Alcobaça. The merging point of both rivers were for long time abandoned and neglected. A few years ago workings were started to recover and embellish it. Things are much better, but still too much to be done.

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São Martinho do Porto

  • The Beach

    São Martinho do Porto Things to Do

    With a shell shaped bay, Sao Martinho do Porto is the most known beach of Alcobaca. It is absolutely safe, what makes it a children's paradise. Opposite to it's neighbour and "rival" Nazare, which in summer is invaded by thousands of popular people, Sao Martinho do Porto attracts some rather aristocratic dwellers, but in summer, like most of the...

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  • Casal Novo

    São Martinho do Porto Hotels

    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

  • Common but special

    São Martinho do Porto Shopping

    It's a common market, selling common fresh articles, but for me it has something special for being one of my brother's first projects. The prices seem to be good, so, if you go there don't limit yourself to the apples and carrots and have a look at the building.

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Batalha

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  • Unfinished chapel - Capelas Imperfeitas

    Batalha Things to Do

    Accessible from outside but sharing the ticket, in the back, the Unfinished Chapels are a unique marvel. Dom Duarte, eldest son of João and Filipa de Lencastre, was the second king of Avis dynasty, and commissioned a royal mausoleum in the church that was the family’s masterpiece.With an octagonal shape, the chapel were never finished, which did...

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  • Casa do Outeiro

    Batalha Hotels

    Largo Carvalho do Outeiro 4, Batalha, Estremadura, 2440-128, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • What a disappointment

    Batalha Restaurants

    More than suckling pig, "Leitão" is a magic word, used in Portugal to promote a restaurant that "promises" a good experience.Close to the monastery, replacing a former restaurant long time closed, someone opened this "new" restaurant. After several times passing by it, the time to stop and try just arrived.First deception - the modern image is...

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Leiria

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  • Parking Facilities

    Leiria Shopping

    Maringá is a shopping center where crises led to many closed shops, but still with some movement. Adjacent to it there's the best parking lot in town (paid but not expensive).

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  • Casa Da Nora

    Leiria Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Classical

    Leiria Restaurants

    A classical restaurant in the centre of the city tries to attract all kind of people - businessmen, families and tourists. It has a serious menu, with Portuguese cuisine, and though not cheap enough to be popular among the youth, it is not expensive.

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Caldas da Rainha

  • I recommend

    Caldas da Rainha Restaurants

    Integrated in a complex of the old factory of Bordallo Pinheiro, this restaurant is something easy to recommend.It is not a cheap place, neither a gourmet place, but it is a restaurant betting in quality and presentation, with warmful reception and very reasonable prices.Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro is a must in portuguese culture, and the father of...

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  • Hotel Penedo Furado

    Caldas da Rainha Hotels

    Rua Dos Camarcoes N.03, Foz Do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha, 2500-481, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Five jets fountain

    Caldas da Rainha Off The Beaten Path

    In the 18th century, king João V ordered the construction of three fountains. This one, located near the hospital, was the most important, in Baroque style.

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Foz do Arelho

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  • The Sea

    Foz do Arelho Things to Do

    If the lagoon is too quiet for you, or surf or snowboard is your purpose, just go across the sand stripe, and the sea is there, always with a good surf... sometimes too much good. Check the flag or watch the other people prior to enter the water.

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  • Eat well in the pine forest

    Foz do Arelho Restaurants

    Half way between Caldas da Rainha and Foz do Arelho, and only 10 kms from Obidos, this restaurant is, generally, one of the first choices to take large groups in search for a good meal. And, if the group is good and in the mood, the night may be animated. Anyway, for a single person or a small group or family, the quality is the same. It is a quiet...

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  • Lagoon

    Foz do Arelho Things to Do

    Swimming, water sports, or just picking shells, the tranquility of the lagoon as an alternative to the adjacent sea, serves it all (and the water is warmer than the sea...).The bottom of the lagoon is somewhat irregular, so, those not knowing to swim must be very careful.

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Marinha Grande

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  • Exhibition Hall

    Marinha Grande Things to Do

    From the large buildings of a former glass factory, the local authorities made a wide and versatile exhibition hall, where everything can happen, since rally park and control to sport training. Exhibitions, convivial dinners, Christmas celebrations, fashion events, whatever you think, that's the place, in Marinha Grande. In my last visit art was...

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  • Hotel Cristal Marinha

    Marinha Grande Hotels

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

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  • Art's Biennale

    Marinha Grande Things to Do

    Glass is married to Marinha Grande. To celebrate the marriage, each even year the expose the best artistic works they can gather. It's an interesting cultural event, always growing in quality and dimension, that runs from September to the end of October. In 2006, the featured artist was Olinda Colaço, a local painter with a long and remarkable...

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Turquel

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  • Avelino's "Museum"

    Turquel Off The Beaten Path

    My friend Avelino is a citizen of the world, whose hobby is... making friends. After many years in USA, he returned home, surrounded by tons of... everything. So much stuff that he decided to share it, building next to his house a sort of museum.Unpredictable, and always moving around, the works stop and go, but he couldn't wait for long and many...

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  • Naif Carvings

    Turquel Off The Beaten Path

    Forgive me if I insist on my uncle's wooden carving, displayed in the Ethnographic Museum, but I have to make justice to his sense of humor and manual skills. Though hardly concentrated in only two displays, some of the pieces are really fun The museum has moved to a more suitable building, fifty meters distant, and the new exhibition is a little...

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  • Cultural Events

    Turquel Local Customs

    Though a small town, Turquel is rather active, with lots of activities either locally confined, or shared with our neighbours. Folklore exhibitions are regular, and dozens of countries from all the continents have performed in Turquel and Alcobaça. Spain, with several regions naturally joins Portugal as the most representative, but many others,...

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Douro

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  • Majestic views

    Douro Things to Do

    It is not only the trip to Pinhão which boasts spectacular views, it is also the road continuing from there. N 323 takes you straight back into the hills and eventually leads to the small town of Sabrosa. The best views can be enjoyed at the very beginning of the road when Pinhão is still visible at the lower end of the valley. From there on, great...

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  • Pinhão - the village in the river bend

    Douro Things to Do

    Pinhão is a small village located in a bend of the River Douro. It's nothing special, but a nice place to spend some time. The logical first port of call is the giant river bridge which you have to cross to get into the village. It was built in 1906 and measures some 68m. Its two arches make it a nice eyecatcher, particular with the hills in the...

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  • Driving through the Douro Valley

    Douro Things to Do

    The drive from Mesão Frio to Pinhão will take you about 1 hour if you only stop every now and then to take a picture. If you stop for some wine tasting at a quinta or get lost or decide to take a little more than just the odd photo, it's likely to take much longer. Still, do it! It's the perfect place for a slow and relaxing afternoon ride,...

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Bombarral

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  • Quick and comfortable

    Bombarral Transportation

    If you decide to visit the "Quinta dos Loridos" you have two options - the free visit, walking around the garden and taking all the time that you want, or to do it quicker and effortless. There's a small touristy train that for 3€, takes you around, with two stops in the most attractive points. With a pain in one foot, that was my great solution.

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  • Wine

    Bombarral Shopping

    Belonging to one of the most reputed wine producers in Portugal - Quinta da Bacalhoa - the "Quinta dos Loridos" also produces wine, and in the shop at the exit you may find all kinds of their products, local and from all over the country.

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  • Church

    Bombarral Things to Do

    The church is a recent building (from 1953) but is has a strange story: the old one, from the 16Th century, was burnt in 1918 to... celebrate the end of WW1.What a celebration...

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Salir de Porto

  • River and Dunes

    Salir de Porto Things to Do

    Though S Martinho is a very calm beach, ideal for kids, Salir is even quieter, with the river ending in the bay with a wider and shallow mouth. The river is treated, and pollution, an old risk, is gone. At its side, the dunes, when the sun gets weaker, become a luna park.

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  • Low tide the beach drains

    Salir de Porto Warnings and Dangers

    What I found disappointing about Salir do Porto was that at low tide the beach drains into the São Martinho do Porto bay. However, it’s still a great place for family fun playing on the sand dunes when the sun gets weaker and taking romantic walks on the boardwalk.

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  • romantic boardwalk

    Salir de Porto Off The Beaten Path

    There is a romantic boardwalk that joins the São Martinho do Porto bay to a calm and quieter Salir do Porto beach. This exhilarating boardwalk curves around the shell shaped bay of S. Martinho and runs along the beach to Salir. Fantastic views of the windsurfers, fishing boats and birdlife on this romantic walk.

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Top Distrito de Leiria Hotels

Nazaré Hotels
159 Reviews - 498 Photos
Peniche Hotels
41 Reviews - 189 Photos
São Martinho do Porto Hotels
18 Reviews - 49 Photos
Óbidos Hotels
359 Reviews - 935 Photos
Leiria Hotels
42 Reviews - 92 Photos
Alcobaça Hotels
126 Reviews - 464 Photos
Caldas da Rainha Hotels
14 Reviews - 36 Photos
Vieira de Leiria Hotels
1 Hotel
Pombal Hotels
1 Review - 4 Photos
Moura Hotels
1 Hotel
Monte Real Hotels
2 Hotels
Marinha Grande Hotels
12 Reviews - 61 Photos
Lagoa Hotels
1 Hotel
Ilha da Berlenga Hotels
40 Reviews - 78 Photos
Bemposta Hotels
1 Hotel

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