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Marinha Grande is a Portuguese town. Marinha Grande in Portugal is known can be found on the western coast of the country. It is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Marinha Grande belongs to the Leiria province of Portugal.
Marinha Grande is a Portuguese town. Marinha Grande in Portugal is known can be found on the western coast of the country. It is washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Marinha Grande belongs to the Leiria province of Portugal.

Attractions in Marinha Grande:
Marinha Grande has emerged as a sought after vacation destination because of the impeccable beaches, that lies at a stone's throw distance from Marinha Grande. Sao Pedro de Moel beach, which can be found towards the west of Marinha Grande is a well known one. Nazare is also a popular beach.

What makes Marinha Grande stand apart from other destinations of Portugal, is the Royal Glass Factory. In the year 1748, the glass factory was opened by John Beare, who was an English gentleman. In the first half of the nineteenth century, th Royal Glass Factory was handed over to the state.

Yet another attraction of Marinha Grande, is the fortification of the pine forest that stretches for almost ten thousand meters. It was King Dinis I, who provided the town with this pine enclosure.

Within close quarters of Marinha Grande, the Milagres Church can be found. This church is famous for the ajulejo tiles adorning the church. The story depicted in the tiles relate the miraculous recovery of a farmer who has paralyzed due to an accident.

Accommodation in Marinha Grande:

Hotel Pensao Residential Miramar, Hotel Cristal Vieira Praia and Spa and Hotel Cristal Marinha are three of the popular hotels that visitors can choose for boarding in Marinha Grande.

The town of Marinha Grande has two records to its credit. It is the hub of mounding factories in the whole of Europe. Besides, it is also the Portuguese glass manufacturing industry capital.

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