Near Casulo

• 500 m from the shopping area (supermarket, shops, cafés, restaurants, banks, etc.)

• 300 m from Mobilis bus stops (city public transport system) that will take you anywhere in the city

• 500 m from McDonalds

• 2 km from the Hospital

• 15 minutes walking to the city centre/downtown (shopping area, library, historical monuments and landmarks such as Sé de Leiria (See) and the castle with a beautiful view to the city and the entertainment area - bars).

• 1km from Campus 1 (ESECS)

• 3,5km from Campus 2 (ESTG and ESSL)


Places to Visit

local_cast_leiria   Leiria's Castle

It is one of the city’s main attractions. It receives an average of 60 to 70 thousand tourists every year. Its construction began in the 12th century and continued over several reigns. The tower and its interior is one of the places with a greater symbolism. There you will find a museum with several medieval objects.

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Convent of Christ in Tomar

Its construction dates back to 1160 and is closely linked to the beginnings of the kingdom of Portugal and to the role to be exercised by the Order of the Templars, having been reconfigured and expanded in later subsequent years, making it fashionable for an Order of Christ.

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local_most_batalha   Monastery of Batalha

Its construction was ordered by D. João I. The Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória (known as Mosteiro da Batalha) is situated in Batalha. It is considered Cultural Heritage and it is one of the seven wonders of Portugal.


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local_most_alcobaca   Monastery of Alcobaça

The Monastery Santa Maria de Alcobaça, also known as Real Abadia de Santa Maria de Alcobaça, was the first monument built in Portugal showing a complete gothic style.
It is classified as Cultural Heritage and in 2007 it was considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal.

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local_nazare   Nazaré

It is a village located in the west region of the district. It has several cultural habits, such as the seven skirts, typical clothing usually worn by the women of the village. The fish drying in the sun, displayed in nets in the sand, is one of the cultural landmarks of the region.


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local_s_pedro_moel   São Pedro de Moel

It is one of the closest beaches to Leiria. It belongs to Marinha Grande council and it is part of the huge Leiria’s pine wood. It is characterized by an old population.


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local_vieira   Vieira de Leiria

Situated in Marinha Grande’s council, Vieira is surrounded by beaches and dunes that go along the coastline.
Vieira is also known by the sardine fishing and most part of the population is made of fishermen families.


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local_fatima   Fátima Sanctuary

Located in Cova da Iria in Fátima, it is one of the most important Marian Sanctuaries worldwide. The Chapel of the Apparitions, the Church of Santíssima Trindade and the Basilica Nossa Sra. Do Rosário, are some of the several places to visit in the Sanctuary.
Fátima’s roads are all focused on the Sanctuary and are used by thousands of pilgrims every year, especially during the month of May.

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local_grutas   Caves

Leiria has some of the most beautiful and bigger caves in Portugal. Mira de Aire, Alvados and Santo António are the most famous, due to their underground galleries and to their little water channels and natural lakes. They are natural sources of a rare beauty.


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local_porto_mos   Castle of Porto de Mós

The castle of Porto de Mós has both gothic and renaissance styles. It is one of the most original castles in Portugal, because of its uncommon two green towers.


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local_ourem   Castle of Ourém

Also known as Paço dos Condes de Ourém it is situated on the top of a hill. It has three towers, whose junction creates a beautiful interior square. It is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal.


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local_pinhal_leiria   Leiria’s Pine Wood

Mata Nacional de Leiria or Pinhal do Rei are other names used to refer to Leiria’s pine wood (Pinhal de Leiria). It was planted by D.Dinis in the 13th century. The wood is located north Leiria and represents one of the biggest natural green spaces in the center of Portugal.


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