On your next trip to Leiria
make sure to consider employing our Leiria car hire
services to cater to your transportation needs. Located in central Portugal, the town has been inhabited for a very long time, the Romans calling the settlement Collipo, after which, as much of the region surrounding it, it got conquered by the Moors, then by the Christians, then by the Moors again, so on and so forth for a couple of centuries; bottom line is that the town has seen a lot of history.
The town is relatively small so it didn't warrant the need for a local airport, however there are two nearby airports in Lisbon
that one can land at and then take one of our rental cars from there and drive into Leiria
, or any other destination for that matter. On the other hand one can also reach the town by train and then pick up our Leiria car hire
services once there, it's up to each and every one.
is a charming place, featuring small quaint homes over archways and behind graceful arcades. It's the home of a 12th century church, the Igreja de Sao Pedro. In a similar vein the town was declared an Episcopal City in 1545 and the Cathedral dates from that time.
Despite the size of the place, there are several things to see and do while in Leiria
, such as enjoying the beaches, going camping or visiting the Berlengas Isles.
As far as attractions go there's the Castle of Leiria
which is not only an important site of historical interest but it's still used as a venue for a plethora of cultural events. Close to the castle there's the Church of Saint Peter – Igreja de Sao Pedro – which interestingly enough is the venue for the town's annual music festival.
A couple of the museums that are worth a visit are the MiMo which is the only Museum of the Moving Image in Portugal, and also the Paper museum located on the site of the country's first paper mill.
The city is the birthplace of several well-known Portuguese poets, and its main square is thriving today with a cafe culture as well as being used regularly for cultural events.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in Leiria, make sure to employ our Leiria car hire
services as your main means of transportation while on your trip there.