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Castelo de Leiria

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Address: Leiria 2400, Portugal
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Cool walking castle with great views

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Leiria District, Portugal
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Leiria District, Portugal
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Girona, Spain
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285 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 13 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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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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96 reviews
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went there after lunch, with a baby. He was sleeping, so it was not so easy on the beggining, of course it's not the floor it's not leveled. After he waked up even he was having fun. It's well preserved and has a very good view and perspective of all the city, and the history is present on photos,... More 

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