What is the Leiria area like? Leiria is a very cool and cozy place. It was elected the 2nd district with the best quality of life in Portugal, after Lisbon.
Where is it located? It’s about 30km’s away from the coast and halfway between Lisbon and Porto - the two bigger cities in Portugal - about 90 minutes drive from Lisbon. It’s a medieval town with a beautiful castle and hosts many cultural events. The historic city centre spreads between the castle hill and the river Lis. The city proper has about 60,000 inhabitants.
Leiria is also included in the Região de Leiria. As the main city in this community, the area of influence of Leiria spreads over the cities of Marinha Grande, Ourém,Alcobaça, Fátima, Pombal as well the municipalities of Batalha, Porto de Mós and Nazaré located nearby.
Leiria has a particular attraction for students and a connection to the University there. Leiria hosts a national public polytechnic institution of higher education, the Instituto Politécnico de Leiria which has five campuses, three of them located in Leiria. Lisbon is still fantastic but the idea is to attract people from the north and center of Portugal to Leiria and join us there too. Here is a video of the region and the surrounding area.
We are already in our new offices there, and are completing setup soon.
blue-infinity's primary office for Quality-Shore activities in Portugal is located in Lisbon.