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Top sigths of Portugal

The Lisbon Oceanarium remains one of the most visited entertainment centers in the capital, where visitors can see more than 15 thousand marine creatures. There is a giant aquarium in the central part of the complex. The capacity of the aquarium is 4 million litres, and that makes it the second largest aquarium in the world, with the aquarium in Japan being the first one. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Leiria

Cultural excursion through Leiria - things to see

Since the buildings that can be seen on the territory of the castle were erected at different times, there are monuments of various architectural styles among them. The castle has preserved a small temple and various outbuildings, and its spacious terraces offer picturesque views of the city. For many years, the old castle has been a permanent venue for beautiful historical festivals and holidays. Many visit the … Open

Attractions and active leisure

The scenic Jardim Luis de Camoes enjoys great popularity among outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The park stretching along the seafront is perfectly equipped for both serene and active recreation. Locals come here to go jogging and ride a bike, the park has comfortable relaxation areas with benches. There is a lot of free space where you can play active games and just walk with kids. One of the most beautiful … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

The choice of meat dishes is no less diverse. The most luxurious treat of this kind is suckling pig. In the vicinity of the city, there are many good farms from which high-quality meat is delivered to local restaurants. Pork and veal dishes are widely spread, goat dishes are considered the most interesting regional specialty. This type of meat is considered quite tough, but local chefs have reached incredible … Open

Traditions and mentality of Leiria

It hosts beautiful historical holidays, and on the festival days, the medieval castle comes to life in the literal sense of the word. At every step, one can see people in beautiful old costumes, listen to traditional music, try the best treats and take part in unusual historical activities. Entertainment programs are also organized outside the castle, on the city's main squares and parks. The main events of the … Open

Travel guide to Leiria

The most famous religious landmark of Leiria is the Largo da Se. Its construction began in 1546 by order of Joao III. The best craftsmen from all over Portugal were drawn to the construction of the cathedral. In 1574, the cathedral was consecrated, and in 1755 it was partially destroyed by an earthquake. The main value of the cathedral is the unique interior decoration in the Renaissance style. An interesting … Open

Leiria for children - what to visit

Another interesting water park is called Norpark. It is largely aimed at the smallest ones. The number of rides is rather small, however, its pools are sure to please the most fastidious parents. Anyway, this place is perfect to hide from the summer heat. One more cool water park is Panorâmico Aquaparque, which is known for its spaciousness and comfort. This is a very quiet place where it is nice to spend time … Open

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