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Excellent attraction

Excellent attraction to visit with good views of Leiria and close to cafes , restaurants and shops... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter W
Worth the climb

Parking in the center of town it looked like the castle was so far away but actually the walk up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Albert, Canada
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Leiria 2400, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent attraction to visit with good views of Leiria and close to cafes , restaurants and shops . Very interesting .

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking in the center of town it looked like the castle was so far away but actually the walk up was easy and gradually winding. The views are spectacular and worth every sweaty step! There was a filming of a documentary for a travel channel...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

this charming, medieval castle can be seen from almost any point where you are, as you enter the city of Leiria; although climbing uphill to the castle is a little challenging to those physically not very fit, it is worth the try! The castle surrounded...More

Thank akiko505
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

A good castle with a great view on the city. Entrance cost is 2.10 euros but I advice you to get 2.50 ticket for both castle and museum of moving image that is located nearby.

Thank Sergey S
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

It was a very good walk through the castle and we could see the different types of architecture and the constructions added in the 13th and 14th century. We enjoyed the ruines and especially the sights of Leiria.

Thank Elena D
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The visit of the Castle could be done but better to wait a nice weather to get the best view . From the city you can have some great pictures too. Interesting in the city.

Thank David C
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This was an unexpected treat! We arrived on a festival day so had free entry, and were amazed at how large and well preserved the castle is. There was plenty to see and excellent views from the top of the surrounding countryside.

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The castle is on top of a hill and the view of the surrounding villages is very nice on its own. The visit is cheap (2€), but there are very few descriptions of what are essentially ruins. The rare descriptive panels are in Portuguese only...More

Thank Xav R
Reviewed 3 May 2018

A very nice castle with an amazing view over the city, and loved the activities happening inside the castle - some kind of medieval market!

Thank michaelc0llins77
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We'd love the visit to the castle. It was very interesting knowing a bit more of the history of Leiria. The visits price is also very affordable

Thank Edgar D
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sheila e
18 July 2018|
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Response from Vladimir_Sukhanov | Reviewed this property |
There are some parking slots near the castle. But very few. Anyway it’s not the long climb