Starting in Fontes, in the parish council of Cortes, the Lis river plays an important role in Leiria’s history. This river was the source of inspiration for many poets and writers and is one of the most important elements of the city. It even inspired a legend about the love between the Lis river and its tributary, the Lena river.
Almost 40 km long (24.5 miles), the river drains in Vieira beach, after crossing the Lis fields, a wide farming area watered by its abundant flow.
Nowadays, after an extensive requalification project as part of the POLIS Programme, the riverbanks are the chosen place to exercise and play sports.
GPS: 39º 41′ 08.14” N 8º 46′ 17.57” W
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