• 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
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.
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.
|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.
|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 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.
|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.
|Vieira de Leiria
Situated in Marinha Grande’s council, Vieira is surrounded by beaches and dunes that go along the coastline.
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.