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Leiria Region, Portugal

Leiriais a land enchanted and hence despite remarkable technological and economic progress time here stands still or just maybe moves one reluctant step at a time. Leira was once the southern most outpost of the early Portuguese dynasties.
The Romans called it Collipo and its castles were demolished and rebuilt 4 times. The ancient pine forests between the Atlantic and Leiria were planted to check the advancement of the sand dunes to the east and supply ship building material. With a population of little more than 50,000, it is a city poised to take a flying leap into a booming future on the new found wings of tourism.

Location of Leiria

Leiria is fantastically located within a few miles of the Atlantic Ocean and halfway between the two major cities of Porto and Lisbon.

Sightseeing in Leiria
Leiria is a city of historic importance and that is its main tourist draw. However the magnetism of the beach, the murmuring pine forests, the tinkling and babbling river Lis/Liz cannot be gainsaid at all. Castle of Leiria with its peculiar arched galleries are also a major attraction as are the various churches built at different periods in its history.

Accommodations at Leiria

Leiria accommodations are comparable to the best in the world and are offered in the full range of inexpensive bed and breakfast to opulent luxury of star accommodations.

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