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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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
83 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 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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858 attraction reviews
1,246 helpful votes 1,246 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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