Leiria is a city and a municipality in central Portugal. It is the capital of the District of Leiria. Leiria is located halfway between Lisbon and Porto.
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The historic city centre spreads between the castle hill and the rivers Lis and Lena. Leiria is the seat of district of Leiria, Leiria conurbation, Leiria-Fatima diocese and Leiria municipality. Another option is a trip to Batalha, sopme 10 km to the south of Leiria, where the Abbey of Batalha is the main attraction.