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Castelo de Leiria

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Address: Leiria 2400, Portugal
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History of Portugal here

The Leiria Castle is on the top of the city and you can see it from almost anywhere in the city. You can literaly walk there, as the access is very easy to get. In there you will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Joao M
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Leiria Castle is on the top of the city and you can see it from almost anywhere in the city. You can literaly walk there, as the access is very easy to get. In there you will see that the castle was devastated by the famous 1755 earthquake which brough it down, but luckily it was rebuilt in the... More 

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Thank Joao M
Leiria District, Portugal
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This castle is not in the greatest state of preservation except for one side that has been very well kept. However, it is still really cool to walk around, and you can even climb on the walls and get to the top of the tallest tower for some great views. There is a neat little museum of artifacts on display,... More 

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Thank tcnick
Girona, Spain
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301 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Beatiful Castle. Entry fee. 2.10 €. On the top of the city, god Views around the city. I Was the only visitor this day.

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Thank agusticassa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Leiria is a great, young, calm city! Recommend a walk by the river, taste good food and go out at night!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

perhaps it was the wine but finding the entrance to this castle wasn't the easiest but once found it was very rewarding and as well as some museums around the castle you'll get some very pleasant views of leiria from above.

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Thank alittletoolate
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A lot of the castle was in renovations. Not a lot to see, wished there was someone giving a tour or explaining the historical background. The price was low, but it's not worth it.

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Thank Luís F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

As a kid, my school would visit the Castle every year. It's a great place to get to know more about Leiria's history, and you'll find some interesting exhibitions too. The balcony with the arches has a great view of the city and is a good photo-op. But what I enjoy most about the castle is the way it looks... More 

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Thank Salvador S
Aveiro, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I am a Leiria Citizen but still love and highly reccomend the castelo for visiting and relaxing. Amazing views from the city, cheap and nice to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The climb up to the castle is well worth it to get a feeling of how important it was to the 14thC Knights Templar defence network for Portugal. The partial restoration allows us to imagine what it was like to live in such a castle, with its walls and turrets, residential quarters, church, garden areas and central defensive keep. There... More 

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Thank David M
Bialystok, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The castle is situated on a hill where you can see whole city ! It was built by Moors and now one of the most beautiful attractions of the city ! Stylish architecture ! Must see !

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