Leiria: Travel and tourism

Dom Carlos I Park
Dom Carlos I Park
From the coast inland, this is a district with a wide variety of places to visit, with different sceneries, monuments and customs.

On the coast, for example, Peniche is a busy fishing town, where you can enjoy the thrills of deep-sea fishing, great seafood restaurants and also take a boat to visit the small, rocky islands of the Berlengas, a natural reserve surrounded by transparent waters.

Nazaré is another fishing town with a spectacular beach, lying below deep cliffs, where fisherman still stretch their nets on the sand and wear checked shirts, and their wives several layers of petticoats.

From the quiet charm of the city of Leiria, with its ancient castle, you can drive to the magnificent abbey of Batalha, a masterpiece of gothic arquitecture.

Another abbey to visit lies in Alcobaça, with its simple, medieval lines and immense church, dating from 1153.

Caldas da Rainha is famous for its popular and often humorous ceramics, while Marinha Grande is known for its glass industry.

Don't miss Óbidos, an enchanting whitewashed town built within castellated walls from the 14th century.
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Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues
Batalha
$$$ (50 to 100 euros)

The four-star Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues has a unique location in Batalha's historical centre. The recent renovation of its common areas and guestrooms, the monastery's calmness and the cuisine of its restaurant, O Mestre, go hand in hand to provide a comfortable stay, full of moments to relish.

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