A visit to wonderful Leiria

Leiria, Portugal with the Castelo de Leiria and a visit to the M|I|MO - O m|i|mo - museu da imagem em movimento

Leiria is a city and capital of the Região de Leiria subregion, which belongs to the Central Portugal Region and Leiria District in the Beira Litoral Historical Area.

It is the seat of the county of Leiria, with an area of ​​565.09 km² divided into 18 municipalities.

The county borders Pombal County to the north, Ourém to the east, Batalha and Porto de Mós to the south, Alcobaça to the southwest, Marinha Grande to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the northwest.

Since 2019, the city has been the recipient of the UNESCO "City of Music" award, making it the second city in Portugal to hold this title. (after Amarante 2017).

Leiria - Photos


Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora

   da Immaculada Conceição (Church)

Moinho de Papel (Paper mill)

Teatro José Lúcio da Silva (Theater)

Igreja de São Pedro (Church)

Museu de Leiria (Museum)

Castelo de Leiria

(Castle) Built in the 12th century in Romanesque-Gothic style.

 M|I|MO - O m|i|mo - museu da imagem em movimento

Museum was founded in 1996 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema in Portugal. A wonderful exhibition worth seeing.


Mata Bicho Real Taverna

(Restaurante Mata Bicho | Real Taverna)
Praça Rodrigues Lobo 3, 2400-217 Leiria

Our rating

Travel at any time of year, city breaks, stays of several days. The city the castle ... unique.


Our star rating

Winkler & Cabral & Project Globetrotter are the old labels of the photos, from the beginning of 2024 they will only be labeled "J.Winkler - Art my way".

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Rating: 5 stars
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