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Leiria

Country
Portugal
State
Leiria
City
Leiria
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By road

Four highways serving the city of Leiria:
   
   A1 (Highway North: Lisbon - Oporto )
   A8 (West Highway: Lisboa - Leiria)
   A17 ( Marinha Grande - Aveiro )
   A19 (Leiria - Battle. The A19 follows the extension of IC2 in the area of Leiria)

By railway

Leiria is also served by the railway: Western Line ( Lisbon - Figueira da Foz - Coimbra ).

Key places to visit
Castelo de Leiria, See of Leiria, Church of St. Peter (Leiria), Church and Convent of San Francisco, Chapel of Our Lady of the Incarnation, Church and convent of St. Augustine, Museum of the Moving Image, Museum of Cement Factory Maceira-Lis


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Places to Visit

Castelo de Leiria

The Castle of Leiria is located in the city, parish, county and district of Leiria, in Portugal. Built in a dominant position on the north early settlement and River Lys, this beautiful and imposing castle medieval, which contrast the beauty of the built heritage and natural landscape, is one of the " ex-libris "of the city, receiving annually between 60 and 70 000 tourists. Considered the best example of transformation of a residential castle in the country, the monument 's other attractions include architectural, historical and archaeological.

See of Leiria

The church was built between 1550 and 1574, under the project of architect Afonso Alvares. The city had been elevated to a diocese in 1545 at the request of D. III to Pope John Paul III, and face the fact that the churches of N ª Sr ª da Pena and San Pedro are too small for the population, it became necessary to build a new church suitable for the recent diocese. The first stone was cast on August 11, 1550.The church over time has undergone successive changes due to the succession of bishops of the diocese.

Church of St. Peter (Leiria)

The Church of St. Peter or St. Peter's Chapel is located near the castle of Leiria, in the city of Leiria, district of the same name in Portugal. The current Church of St. Peter's began to be built in the last years of the twelfth century, being first mentioned in documents of 1200 relating to a dispute between the Bishop of Coimbra and the Monastery of Santa Cruz on the domination of the city church.The completion of the work must have occurred in the early decades of the thirteenth century.

Church and Convent of San Francisco

The church and convent of San Francisco is a complex set at Leiria, decontextualized appearing in the most recent of the city.The convent of San Francisco was founded in 1232, when it existed in Rocio de Leiria (where today we find the Luis de Camoes Garden). The convent was relocated to Rocio's current location, with the endorsement of King D. John I, because its original location suffered greatly from the floods of the river Lys (at the time had not yet checked the bed). The convent moved so close to the River Lis and the Eye of Peter, who would later be called the Hot Source - the latter served to supply water to the monastery and church. The church was opened in 1562, enrollment in second place. Both the convent and the church underwent renovations in the late eighteenth century.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Incarnation

The Chapel of Our Lady of the Incarnation, or the Shrine of Our Lady of the Incarnation, is situated in Leiria, Portugal. The church was built on the hill of San Gabriel, in a hermitage with the same name.Legend has it that the church was built in 1588 as a disabled woman, named Susana Dias, have brought AIDS to the existing chapel there, and raised and started walking as soon as he entered it. The population immediately joined to increase the chapel to the chapel we see today.

Church and convent of St. Augustine

The church and convent of St. Augustine is a set of buildings in the city of Leiria, in Portugal. The church and convent were ordered built by Bishop Gaspar do Casal, during the second half of the sixteenth century (1577-79) until the first half of the seventeenth century. The complex was built on the first paper mill, leaving only part of the factory to the east of the church until the present day.In the second half of the eighteenth century the church underwent some renovations that have given its current appearance.

Museum of the Moving Image

This museum is the result of an exhibition commemorating 100 Years of Cinema in Portugal ( 1995 ), having arisen in view of the recognized need to find a space where the elements connected to the art film could then be gathered and disseminated properly exposed. Also includes the installation of a specialized library and video library dedicated to the Portuguese cinema.

Museum of Cement Factory Maceira-Lis

having been inaugurated in the year 1991, it preserves the heritage of their factory, whose history is linked to the evolution of this industry in Portugal. It also includes, outside the plant perimeter, the first steam locomotive factory, the Central Turbo-Generator, the original home of the direction and the windmill.

School Museum

Opened in 1997, originated from a project initiated in 1993 by a group of teachers from the 1st cycle of Basic Education Marrazes, parish where they are located. Preserve books, documents, primary education, teaching materials and school furniture, used in the country throughout the twentieth century.

Museum of Sporting Clube de Portugal

A museum located near the Castle of Leiria, in front of the High School Domingos Sequeira and next to Cafe Sporting. Set in a sort of cave contains some parts and replicas and bowls and other objects of the club of Alvalade.

Museum of the Keep of the Castle of Leiria

In this museum we can see several pieces and other objects that show the city as it was in antiquity, during the medieval time.

Museum Centre of the Fire Department Leiria

In this museum we can see several articles belonging to the Fire Department Leiria, most with several years of existence and already serve only to be exposed.

Right Time to Visit

September - November

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