Marinha Grande, a city known for its heritage in the glass industry, is a unique destination that combines tradition and magnificent coastal landscapes.

Glass Industry Heritage

The glass factories in the city, some with centuries of history, offer guided tours where visitors can witness the techniques of blown glass and learn about the evolution of glass production. These visits provide a glimpse into the art and innovation that have defined the identity of Marinha Grande. In addition, visitors can explore museums dedicated to glass art, displaying exquisite glass pieces and sculptures created by local artisans.

Coastal Landscapes

The Marinha Grande is blessed with stunning coastal landscapes that attract both nature enthusiasts and adventurers. The city is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the lush vegetation of the Pinhal de Leiria, offering a wide variety of outdoor activities. Tourists can enjoy leisurely walks along the sands of Vieira or São Pedro de Moel beaches, soaking in the peaceful atmosphere and breathing the fresh sea air.


Full of sun and good weather, the Center Region is a true box of surprises and offers you a little bit of everything: fascinating museums and monuments, delicious cuisine with a taste of the sea, places full of history and some of the best surf destinations in the world.

Here are some tips with our Top 12 “Must Visit” in the Central Region and respective images:

Castelo de Leiria

Museu do Vidro

Batalha Monastery

Santuário de Fátima

Moeda Caves

Praia da Vieira


Penedo da Saudade Lighthouse

Bacalhôa Buddha Eden

Convent of Christ

Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros

Leiria Cathedral

Turismo do Centro