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Beira Litoral is a historic province of the Central region of Portugal. While not an administrative region anymore in its own right, it retains an identity separate from the rest of Centro by being relatively more densely populated and defined by the closeness of the seaside. Beira Litoral entices with a combination of wonderful architectural and cultural heritage with relaxed Atlantic Coast resorts, less crowded (albeit also less warm and windier) than those in Algarve.

Cities[edit]

Map of Beira Litoral

  • 1 Aveiro — seaside town over a rivermouth, compared to Venice due to its many islands, canals and gondolas
  • 2 Batalha — famous for the monastery
  • 3 Coimbra — the region's main city, with much historic significance, heritage and beauty
  • 4 Fátima — famous by the Marian apparitions and its sanctuary
  • 5 Figueira da Foz — a seaside resort and historically important port, the second city in the region
  • 6 Ílhavo — seaside municipality
  • 7 Leiria — with a hilltop castle towering over the city
  • 8 Lousã — home to an 11th-century castle
  • 9 Mealhada — visitors are drawn by the Luso Mineral Baths and the Buçaco National Forest
  • 10 Ourém — home to an impressive castle and an important Catholic pilgrimage site

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

Train to Coimbra-Aveiro; Coimbra-Fig da Foz; Coimbra[Parque]-Lousa.

Bus to Leiria.

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Do[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Troncos/doces do Buçaco, pasteis de Tentugal (sweets/desserts).

Drink[edit]

Vinho (wine) espumante da Bairrada. Agua (water) mineral do Luso.

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