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Historic Leiria Route

City walking tour · Leiria · Open
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    Rota Leiria Histórica
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This route was designed with a concept different to the remaining routes, focussing on the history and culture of Leiria by visiting the most iconic locations in the city.

As walkers follow streets filled with history, with the castle always in sight, they’ll be able to take note of traces of the old Jewish Quarter and the marks left by architect Ernesto Korrodi, as well as a fantastic view of the city.

Open
easy
Distance 3.6 km
2:30 h
390 m
390 m
167 m
81 m
The circular route begins next to the Leiria Tourist Office and proceeds in the direction of the historical centre. After walking several metres alongside the Luís de Camões Garden and over the crossing in front of the Bank of Portugal, you enter the pedestrianised area of the historical quarter where the medieval centre of the town becomes apparent. Traces of the Jewish quarter, as well as examples of the creative capacity of the architect Ernesto Korrodi, among others, are just some reasons for a visit you won't want to miss. As you climb the streets, you Will pass a viewpoint, where you Will have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. The ascent continues to the Church of São Pedro and the Image in Motion Museum (mlilmo). Before starting your descent, Stop and visit the Leiria Castle- You descend by the north side Of the Castle, passing Che castle walls, then through an area of vegetation that surrounds the north and west sides of the Castle. Continuing downwards to the historical centre, you Will pass an area known as "Terreiro", where you Will find the Casa dos Athaydes. Here the route moves to the east and passes Santana Market, Espírito Santo Church and the Três Bicas fountain arnong other buildings of great interest that you can visit. Arriving at Caniços Park, the route follows the pedestrianised area along the Lis river, passing the Vala Real Garden. Next, cross the pedestrian footbridge over the Lis river, to the TouristOffice and you have arrived at the end of the route.

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Responsible Trails Criteria:

(last audit carried out in 24/02/2022)

 

Waymarks - 5 (It’s perfectly signed and fulfilling the national requirements)

Conservations of the path - 5 (In a good overall status of conservation and with no increase of difficulty or risks)

General Conservation - 5 (Surrounding environment perfectly preserved)

Information boards and signs - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)

Complementary boards - 5 (Very well maintained and with superior quality)

Safety and suport structures - 5 (All recommended structures well maintained)

Local Community integration - 5 (Strong connection to the community in which it operates and stimulate interaction)

Landscape intergration - 5 (Perfectly integrated into the landscape, exploring relevant points of interest)

General Safety - 5 (The environment allways as some risk)

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Update: September 27, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
167 m
Lowest point
81 m
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Find out more about the route on the official website

Start

Leiria Tourism Office (30 m)
Coordinates:
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39.744005, -8.806669
DMS
39°44'38.4"N 8°48'24.0"W
UTM
29S 516564 4399362
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Destination

Leiria Tourism Office

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Coordinates

DD
39.744005, -8.806669
DMS
39°44'38.4"N 8°48'24.0"W
UTM
29S 516564 4399362
w3w 
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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
390 m
Descent
390 m
Highest point
167 m
Lowest point
81 m
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