|Leiria Castle, seen from Central Park (80s) - PORTUGAL|
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Leiria - PORTUGAL
Last week on Father's Day (in Portugal we celebrate it on March 19th) I went to Leiria where my father is buried and afterwards, while walking on the narrow streets of the historic center (a walk I made with him many times in the past) I've found this vintage card on a little shop... it doesn't say the date on the back, but I'm positively sure this picture was taken on the late 70s or early 80s, so at the time I lived there. Holding this card kind of moved me so I bought it and decided to send it to myself and now post it here in memory of the most important man in my life that unfortunately left this world 10 years ago. Thank you father for everything! This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
Leiria is a city and Municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal, a growing modern city on the banks of the Liz River. With a hilltop castle, an inviting old quarter, and good transportation links, it is a good place to stay for those who also want to explore Nazaré, Fátima, or the UNESCO classified abbeys of Batalha and Alcobaça. The imposing castle can be seen from any point in town. In the 14th century it served as a summer royal palace for King Dinis and his queen, and included a Gothic church now in ruins.