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Castelo de Leiria

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Address: Leiria 2400, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 24/481-39-82

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Not just some walls

I've been to many castles, this is one of my favorites because I can almost picture how life was during the Medieval times. From here we have a breathtaking view of all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Filipa M
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Lisbon District, Portugal
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great castle to see as it gives that hands on experience of Medieval life which to us, in XXI century would be shocking in it's raw naturalism. Think how you would walk on the cobblestones in XIV century shoes rather than your average Timberland up and down especially in rain! And hygiene? What hygiene! Very well laid out information about... More 

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I've been to many castles, this is one of my favorites because I can almost picture how life was during the Medieval times. From here we have a breathtaking view of all Leiria. I strongly recommend its visit.

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Leiria, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

as a castles lover I don't mind climbing to visit one! The access to the castle of Leiria is not very good for people with walking difficulties! Once up there you will enjoy the beautiful view over the city and further.

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Leiria District, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is not just the view! The castel is beautiful, you can be informed about the monarchy and all the detailed history of medieval era.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice castle, excellent views to take great pictures of Leiria. Wear good shoes, some areas are slippery

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Maputo, Mozambique
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118 reviews 118 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This amazing castle gives Leiria a great charm. In a good state of conservation you can enjoy a beautiful landscape from the city. Very relaxing to bring your family, or as a romantic place.

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Carnaxide, Portugal
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you think you have seen everything about castles, you really should go to Leiria. Once you are at the spot you have plenty of information, concerning what to see, with detail. So you must keep on climbing till you reach the Torre de Menagem. From there you´ll have the most beautiful sight into Leiria and till tou reached that... More 

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Mosbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The view over the city from the castelo is nice. The entry is normally 2.10€ (students 1.05€) per person. On the day we visited it, it was free of charge. The woman at the entrance didn't speak English but she said that it's free today.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you've never visited a mostly-ruined castle before, you'll love it. If you have seen lots of castles, it's not especially interesting. However, you can get an excellent view of all directions, as it's the highest point in the town.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This Castle is beautiful from the outside. From anywhere in the City you can see it. Seeing it from North it is a different castle than from south. The same from east and west.Seems 4 castles in 1. From the inside you get 360 views from all the region. Explore the old and preserved areas. It is worth it.

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