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Leiria Castle

Leiria Castle
© Luis Santos
View from palace within Leiria Castle

Impressive 12th century castle overlooking the town. The castle was built to defend against reconquest by the Moors, and this did indeed happen on 2 occasions. The castle also contains a 15th century palace within its walls

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