Distrito de Leiria Travel Guide

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Óbidos

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353,917,17

Nazaré

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157,496,13

Peniche

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41,189,10

Ilha da Berlenga

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40,78,0

São Martinho do Porto

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17,46,2

Batalha

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111,447,4

Leiria

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42,92,16

Alcobaça

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123,449,6

Caldas da Rainha

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12,33,7

São Pedro de Muel

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10,36,0

Foz do Arelho

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4,16,0

Porto de Mós

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11,34,0

Turquel

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44,188,0

Salir de Porto

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4,14,0

Pombal

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1,4,3

Bom Jesus

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5,37,0

Bombarral

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6,17,0

Marinha Grande

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12,61,1

Évora

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3,4,0

Coimbrão

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16,32,0

Douro

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0,5,0

Cos

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2,6,0

Baleal

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3,8,0

Arrimal

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5,14,0

Mendiga

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3,13,0

Martingança

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1,3,0

Consolação

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2,6,0

Benedita

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6,29,0

Alfeizerão

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1,4,0

Óbidos

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  • Usseira

    Óbidos Off The Beaten Path

    A small village about 5 Km south of Obidos, what does it have?Calm life, nice people, and... a few friends. Do I need more to go and to see this other part of Obidos? Dancing took me there. Twice... so far!And once more...

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  • Casa d'Obidos

    Óbidos Hotels

    Quinta de San Jose, Obidos, 2510-135, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Toupeiro

    Óbidos Nightlife

    There is not much to do at night in Obidos, but what we have is good. In a beautiful typical house, in the center of town but outside the walls, you descent to the basement, where a few small rooms allow you to sit and have a drink. Ginginha (with or without chocolate cup) is a common solution, but you may also order a Toupeiro (mole). This light...

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Nazaré

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  • Summer crowds

    Nazaré Warnings and Dangers

    Bathing, circulating or only staying under the sun is complicated in summer days. The beach has always many resident dwellers from July to mid September, but in Sundays and holidays it may become a nightmare. That would be the best time to try the nearby wild beaches (tricky parking) or to explore inland the wonders that surround Nazaré.

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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

  • Picnic spot number 2

    Nazaré Off The Beaten Path

    If you find the best place overcrowded (or don't like it) go a few hundred meters ahead from Nazaré, in the Estrada do Pinhal, north of Sítio, you will have at your right a smaller place but also calm and well equipped.

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Peniche

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  • Good food with the prefect view!

    Peniche Restaurants

    "Bruno's bar" is a bar / restaurant situated almost "over the sea" in Baleal, Peniche. With its sun terrace overlooking the sea, "Bruno's Bar" is the perfect place to relax, have a cold beer and enjoy some specialties of the house (Hamburgers, Foccacias, Salades, Deserts).During the summer, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset with live bands playing...

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  • Casa das Mares II

    Peniche Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Sailor's memorial

    Peniche Tourist Traps

    A roundabout in Portugal means a fountain or a statue. Near the fort, the solution was a statue as a celebration of the sailors. Well... reasonable idea, but... ugly piece. I only noticed it yesterday, and I can´t say if it happened because it is brand new or... I was lucky the other times!

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Ilha da Berlenga

  • High tide

    Ilha da Berlenga Warnings and Dangers

    The best in Berlengas is the boat circuit, along the caves, but tide may cause some problems. Many years ago a group of visitors died inside a cave, caught by surprise. Since then, boat men are very careful, and I think that there is no considerable risk, but you must plan your visit to make the tour coincide with low tide.

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  • Water supply

    Ilha da Berlenga Warnings and Dangers

    The only water available in Berlengas is collected from the rain in the roofs of the fortress and restaurant, which means that water is a RARE element. It's possible to buy expensive bottled water during the day, but you'd better try to make low use of fresh water while in the island.

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  • Carreiro dos Cações

    Ilha da Berlenga Off The Beaten Path

    Berlenga is nature, but the southern side is prepared to be visited, showing human presence everywhere. To really feel the wild you must go to the north side, respecting the restrictions imposed by the protection rules, and with the care that the rough terrain justifies. "Carreiro dos cações" is a narrow bay, where, it seems, fishing may be...

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São Martinho do Porto

Batalha

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  • WW1

    Batalha Things to Do

    Inside the monastery, in the "Capítulo" room, there is the tomb of our unknown soldier, always with a military guard. Close to it, there's a small museum remembering our sad participation in WW1. Not remarkable, but interesting and free to those who entered the cloisters.

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  • Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues

    Batalha Hotels

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

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  • Manueline style

    Batalha Things to Do

    Portugal has an exclusive style, a sort of Gothic variation with the adding of nautical elements, that is present in many buildings, including some of the top monuments. Batalha shares with Jerónimos in Lisbon, and Christ convent in Tomar, the fair reputation of being... only the best.Don't miss the fabulous cloister!

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Leiria

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  • Great surprise

    Leiria Restaurants

    Needing a quick lunch I entered the closest restaurant, thinking by the external look that it would be just one more pizzeria. Wrong!This restaurant, located in the modern area of town, almost in the outskirts of it, was a very good surprise.Sitting in a pleasant room, we received the printed menu, and a handwritten sheet, mentioning six or seven...

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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

  • Traditional Market

    Leiria Shopping

    Maybe it will not be the best place to shop - the conditions are not the best, and the malls are too competitive - but the municipal market, squeezed in the centre of town, is a classical place, interesting, at least, to see, mainly when activity is strong.

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Alcobaça

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  • By the sea

    Alcobaça Restaurants

    Located in a wild area of the coast, facing the sea from the top of the cliffs this restaurant tries to act as an attraction by itself. That means... food. Betting in a selected cuisine and a careful service they match a medium/high standard. The prices... well, in line with everything else. Grilled fish

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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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  • Quinta do Pinheiro

    Alcobaça Off The Beaten Path

    It is a rural hotel.It is a restaurant for business or parties.Yes! I know! It is only that, but it is also a nice site, and a good base to watch the intense agricultural activity in the small properties that surround it.

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Caldas da Rainha

  • Just by the Park

    Caldas da Rainha Restaurants

    Very well located, by the park and the thermal complex, I didn't know this restaurant. Yesterday, I was there... and entered. A positive experience: The food was good, the service was nice, and the price reasonable. A place deserving a second visit. Shrimps with curry (usually done with rice, this time they used... tagliatelly, and the result was...

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  • Foz Praia

    Caldas da Rainha Hotels

    Estrada Do Penedo Furado, Foz Do Arelho, Caldas da Rainha, 2500, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Familiar ambiance

    Caldas da Rainha Restaurants

    Right in the centre of town, near the fruit market, this restaurant managed (and maybe owned) by a middle age couple, is a reasonable solution. The food is not outstanding, but it is good, with a homemade touch. My steak was tender and tasty, and the grilled skids of Fernanda "knew the secret", as she said, to a good sauce - the best olive oli. We...

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São Pedro de Muel

  • Public pool

    São Pedro de Muel Things to Do

    The sea is quite often too rough for a safe swim in S. Pedro de Muel. In those days, the large public pool adjacent to the beach becomes... very small. It is part of a larger complex with four indoor and outdoor pools, all with salty water, working from April to September.

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  • Pedras Negras

    São Pedro de Muel Off The Beaten Path

    A few kilometers north of town (and a bit north of Praia Velha) the large sand stripe that extends until Praia da Vieira is accessible, by a unpaved road with a parking in the end. A small bar, is the only construction in this area called Pedras Negras.

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  • Praia Velha

    São Pedro de Muel Things to Do

    North of the city, a wide beach is easily accessed walking or by car. Called "Praia Velha - Old beach" I don't know why, it's less populated, and sheltered by the national pine forest, it's a very good solution for a rich and variegated day in contact with nature. There's a restaurant at the entrance and... that's all.

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Foz do Arelho

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  • Bodyboard

    Foz do Arelho Sports & Outdoors

    Good surf and a wide beach attract surfers and swimmers. I don't know why, but bodyboard dominates this beach, while surf goes mainly to Peniche area. If I convince Tito to write something, maybe he will explain. He is one of the surfing lovers. Surfoz has shops in several places in the coast, including 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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Porto de Mós

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  • Capela de S. Jorge de Aljubarrota

    Porto de Mós Things to Do

    5Km from the village of Porto de Mós, in S. Jorge, stands the millitary camp of S. Jorge.This was the place where the Royal Battle (Batalha Real) or Battle of Aljubarrota took place on August 14th of 1385. This battle against the King of Castilla was of extreme importance for the portuguese nation.To celebrate the victory, D. Nuno Álvares Pereira...

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  • Roman Road

    Porto de Mós Things to Do

    5Km distance from the village of Porto de Mós, in a place called Alqueidão da Serra, is located a roman road that has 9Km long.The original name of Porto de Mós was Portus de Molis, more than two thousand years ago when the river Lena was still able for navigation and when the romans embarked the millstones (Mós) carved on the local quarries. The...

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  • Extremely cheap

    Porto de Mós Restaurants

    I ate Cozido à Portuguesa which is probably the most traditional portuguese dish and when they brought me the bill I really got surprised... Like I said I ate Cozido à Portuguesa but they said the speciality of the house is beefsteak on the rock

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Turquel

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  • War memorial

    Turquel Off The Beaten Path

    It was a great surprise to me!Living in a small village, where (supposedly) everybody knows each other, I was one of the dozens that fought the war in Africa, with the idea that our community was spared, and no one got killed. It was a surprise to see, facing the cemetery, a simple monument remembering nor less than 4 neighbours killed in the...

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  • Pasturing

    Turquel Favorites

    - I bet two sheep and a lamb!- I cover it, and bet three more sheep and the dog! PS - I don't know who won thís poker game. I was so nervous that I abandoned the table!

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  • Bye Bye

    Turquel Favorites

    Turquel was a village with history and personality. Now it is a small city, with better quality of life, but where the troubles of modernization are well expressed. Most symbols of the past are gone, and the remaining classical signs wait their turn to be replaced by uncharacteristic three storey buildings in name of money.Unless the crisis forces...

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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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Pombal

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