Section 14 - Centro Portugal

Praia da Vieira / Figueira da Foz

Praia da Vieira de Leiria with brightly colored awnings contrasting with the sand is a popular tourist and summer resort. Here you can walk along the waterfront decorated with typical Portuguese sidewalk.

Moving on to the other side of the River Lis shortly after you arrive at the Parish of Coimbrão, that holds considerable natural heritage, as exemplified by the Ervideira Lagoon located in Pinhal do Rei and the coastal area sorrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and where you can find the Pedrogão Beach. In terms of cultural and architectural heritage there are the typical houses of the region, the S. Tiago Chapel and the Church.

Going north begins the County of the Figueira da Foz, which has an extensive natural heritage, from rice fields, salt marshes, sand dunes and lagoons, mountains, river to ocean.

The County is crossed by the Mondego River which flows into the ocean. On the riverbanks of Mondego in the fertile land rice fields can be seen, and in the south riverbank there are salines. In the estuary area is the Morraceira Island, where there are marshes, reedbeds, fish farms and rice fields where you can observe a great diversity of birds.

The coastline extends over 12 kilometers and there you can found several beaches, and the most notably is the Claridade Beach, where ends the section.

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Points of Interest

Heritage: 4
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  • The fort has a curious triangular shape, with a half rampart in its northern corner. Inside is a small chapel and the barracks. Together with the Forte de Buarcos and the Fortim de Palheiros, it formed part of a group of defensive fortifications.

  • Situated on the northern bank of the Mondego River, 0.8 nautical miles from its mouth, is the Marina of Figueira da Foz. This consists of a harbour with a total area of 5 hectares, comprising several piers and floating fingers, and with 200 berths...

Beach: 17 Information: 2 Bike Shops: 2 Accommodation - Campsite: 5 Transport - Train: 5

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Section 14

Praia da Vieira / Figueira da Foz: 68

  • Elevation
  • Heritage
  • Beach
  • Information
  • Bike Shops
  • Accommodation - Campsite
  • Transport - Train