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Castelo de Leiria

Leiria 2400, Portugal
+351 24/481-39-82
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Leiria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

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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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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179 reviews 179 reviews
123 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Medieval Castel of Leiria. The Castle of Leiria is remains as a symbol of the city, and on the inside of his impressive walls, it keeps the traces of the different stages who are going from military fortress until a royal palace. It is more a ruin in very good conditions than a castle, but is has surprised me in... More 

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New Market, Alabama
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Such an amazing place, so many places for great photos. I most enjoyed the picturesque views from the arches, overlooking The rooftops below the hill. Easy to get to and not a bad walk at all.

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Sydney, Australia
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1,424 reviews 1,424 reviews
976 attraction reviews
1,384 helpful votes 1,384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Its setting is superlative,in attractive countryside with exposed and rugged coastline to the west,sitting on the banks of the river Lis. up on the hill,above the town,resides the re-splendid hilltop castle which formed part of the defence for central Portugal. the view from the castle loggia overlooks the wide expanse of pine forest and the rooftop of the town below,which... More 

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Leiria, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Altought not very well preserved, it so worthy to visit...the views to the city of Leiria are amazing!!!

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