Suggested trips - WEST - Leiria
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Leiria castle is now open to the public again since May 22, 2021, after profound remodeling.
“Fátima, altar of the world”
Fátima sanctuary is one of the greatest references of the Marian cult, attended by pilgrims from all over the world.
Mosteiro da Batalha
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage since 2007, the Mosteiro da Batalha, or convent of Santa Maria da Vitoria, is one of the most beautiful jewels of the Portuguese architecture.
It is distinguished by its monumentality and by the stone tracery on the outside. It consists of a church, two cloisters with annexes and two royal pantheons, the Capela do Fundador and the Capelas Imperfeitas.
Fishermen’s wives still wear seven layers of colorful skirts, as well as wooden clogs and a predominantly black scarf. The seven layers of skirts are said to represent the seven days of the week, the seven colors of the rainbow, the seven sea waves of a series and many other biblical, mythical and magical attributions that involve the number seven.
S. Martinho do Porto
Caldas da Rainha
Obidos is a charming little walled town, with narrow streets, houses painted in a traditional way and an imposing medieval castle to explore. It is also a flower town