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Host City

Leiria was originated at the hill of its castle, having its original settlement within its walls, and later growing down to the banks of the Lis river. Today this is a modern city, with a rehabilitated public space, which possesses
a very characteristic way of urban living, both during the day or at night. At the city’s historical centre, hundreds of people of all ages gather to socialise, this being a privileged stage to play, talk, listen to music or dance. The built patrimony has the castle as its ex-libris and also integrates a great number of churches and Art Nouveau buildings.

Leiria has a very rich landscape and environmental patrimony, with unique natural beauty, such as the Lapedo Valley, a place of worldwide archaeological importance since the discovery of the Lapedo Child burial site, the Ervedeira Lagoon, the Pedrógão Beach and the Monte Real Spa. Another great richness of Leiria is its gastronomy, dominated by the scents and flavours of the sea that contrast with those typical of the mountains, which can be appreciated at its countrywide known restaurants.

Visiting Leiria is taking a tour around a fascinating city, full of treasures which remember historical people and places, with a landscape dominated by the hill of the castle. Visiting Leiria is to appreciate a city geometry characterized by the course from the hill of the castle to the Lis river banks, by its squares and streets from the 14th Century, where the past and present coexist. One can end the day trying the delicacies of the wellknown restaurants of Marrazes and making the most of the different places that create the city’s vibrant nightlife.

Around the municipality of Leiria there are many other places worth a visit, given the touristic attractions they hold, such as the monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça, both of them elected by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, the beaches of S. Pedro de Moel, Vieira de Leiria and Nazaré, the village of Óbidos and the Sanctuary of Fátima, among others.

The city has a population of 128 640 inhabitants (2021).

Business Hours Shops, Government Offices, BanksOpenClose
Shopping Centres09:0022:00
Post Offices (Monday to Friday)08:3018:30
Post Offices (Saturday)09:0012:30
Bank Services08:3015:00

Host Country

Portugal has a population of about 10 million. The population density is at its greatest in Lisbon, the capital and its suburbs, where about 1.9 million people live. The second largest city in Portugal is Porto in the north. Generally speaking, there are more people living in the country ́s coastal regions than in the inland areas.
With its climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850km of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is the perfect holiday destination all year round. This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony. Its superb cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this a tourist paradise of the highest quality.
Situated in the extreme south-west of Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal attracts visitors from all over the world.

Form of GovernmentRepublic
LocationIberian Peninsula
Area92 256km2
Population10 374 822
Coastline1 794 km
ClimateMediterranean climate
ReligionRoman Catholic
Local TimeG.M.T +1:00
Electricity220V 16 amp, 2 pin euro plugs
DrivingOn the right
International Calls+ or 00 plus country code
Telephone Country Code+351
Mobile Phone NetworksVodafone, MEO Altice, NOS