Industries and manufacturing are almost not developed in the town. Some small factories that operate in the region are located in Leiria’s suburbs, in so called industrial zones. Here is blooming tourist industry as the beaches of Atlantic Ocean are always crowded with people.
The town is truly beautiful. Since old times visitors have come to this place to see a beautiful castle (castello). There is also a large and modern stadium in the town. It can sit 25,000 people, so the stadium hosts football matches and competitions in track and field athletics. There is a swimming pool near the stadium. The swimming pool’s track is 25 meters long. It is also equipped with a springboard and towers for high-board diving competitions.
This town is crossed by a river that divides it into two parts. In the city there are several fountains. One of them, which is located on the central part of the town, is equipped with son et lumière.
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