All articles about Leiria

Atlantic Road – cycling path

The cycling path of the Atlantic Road  is the largest in the country. This 62 km long cycling path offers several trails, as well as exceptional comfort and safety patterns to ride a bike, roller skates, skates or scooters. A memorable journey across incredible natural landscapes, charming beaches and welcoming towns! 

Aurea Fátima Hotel Congress & Spa ⋆⋆⋆⋆

This 4-star hotel is located in one of the main avenues of Fátima, only 400 m from the Sanctuary. It has an author decor which is both elegant and exquisite that can be seen in each room, as well as in the common areas (interior and exterior). The common areas have different dimensions and characteristics.

Batalha

The town of Batalha developed alongside the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vitória, constructed in 1386 to keep a vow by Portuguese King Dom João I to the Virgin Mary that he would build it if Portugal defeated Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota on 14th August 1385.

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Books & Movies | Alcobaça

The festival Books & Movies promotes Portuguese literature and video art, bringing writers, artists and specialists and the public together in a very interesting cultural event. Books & Movies organises talks with writers and film directors, exhibits, projection of documentary films and movies, sport and leisure activities, theatre, music, autograph sessions and book releases. The next

By the River Lis

If you think that the only sport in Leiria is window shopping, think twice! By the river Lis – that unlike other rivers, it flows to the North (another curiosity of Leiria) – there is a pleasant area, ideal for biking and walking.

Casa do Outeiro – Arts and Crafts Hotel ⋆⋆⋆

Casa do Outeiro is a small cosy family-run hotel, located in Batalha. Some of its 23 rooms offer a breathtaking view over the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the 7 wonders of Portugal. All rooms have private bathroom, hair-dryer, personal hygiene items, air conditioned, satellite TV, direct

Casa dos Matos

Located at the heart of the Natural Park of Aire and Candeeiros Mountains, this house has six Iris rooms and 2 Charm rooms.

Castle of Almourol

The Castle of Almourol is regarded as Portugal’s most beautiful castle! Situated on a small cliffy island in the middle of the Tagus River, Almourol Castle is one of the most significant military Medieval monuments, which best evokes the memory of the Knights Templar in Portugal.

Castle of Leiria

Coming up from the city, visitors enter Leiria Castle through the Albacara Gateway. Inside this defensive bastion, there are various historical points of interest that have been well preserved. They include the Church of Nossa Senhora da Pena, the former Royal Palaces and the Keep in addition to wonderful views out over the surrounding countryside.

Castle of Leiria district

In the castle quarter, you will see fine examples of street art depicting major novels of Portuguese literature, along with inviting shops and pleasant cafés, where you can surrender to the Southern European way of life: finding pleasure in the small things and living life to the fullest!

Cathedral of Leiria

Built in 1559, the Cathedral of Leiria is a beautiful sober Mannerist building, as well as one of Portugal’s finest example of hall churches (Hallenkirchen), along with the Monastery of Alcobaça and Jeronimus Monastery in Lisbon. 

13.10.2017

Centennial | Closing Concert of the Centennial of the Apparitions of Fátima

Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Joana Carneiro Friday, October 13, 2017 | 6:30pm Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima With the world premiere of works by composers James MacMillan and Eurico Carrapatoso commissioned by the Shrine of Fatima to celebrate the Centennial of the Apparitions. As part of the

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