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Castelo de Leiria

Leiria 2400, Portugal
+351 24/481-39-82
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Leiria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
80 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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1,157 helpful votes 1,157 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Leiria, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

One of the best views of the city. The gothic chapel is also one of the highlights. It is incredibly cheap (in 2013 1-2 EUR).

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Leiria, Portugal
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This castle is a nice to visit.. Like the other castles, this only have the ruine buts the view over the city is very great.

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Leiria, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Leiria castle is an old medieval castle that has been rebuilt over time. Architecturally it is really nice, but you do not have many artifacts inside which let you know how were old times like. But you do have a very nice museum inside and, most of all, you have an amazing view of the city below. After (or... More

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sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Lots of rooms to expolre and excellent views of leirs. A short walk from the centre of town where we were staying

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Palm Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

A short walk from town, visiting the majestic ruined Castelo de Leiria was one of my favourite experiences in Portugal. Partly because it was so quiet when we visited, and a photographers dream. It was great fun for me visiting, as I think anywhere else you wouldn’t be allowed to wander about in the ruins to the extent that you... More

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