As you head up the stone paving towards Leiria Castle, you’ll come across Romanesque-style St Peter’s Church on the right, which was built in the second half of the second century.
Nowadays, the chapel is the city’s oldest religious building and still boasts the only remaining Romanesque (low Middle Ages) feature in the entire city, on its facade.
Back when Eça de Queirós lived in Leiria, St Peter’s Church operated as a theatre and, later, a barn.
The artistic nature of the building was then reclaimed, with it having been converted into a museum.
> Largo de São Pedro, 7
> GPS: 39°44’50.2″N | 8°48’26.6″W
> How to get there: https://bit.ly/2ZRKbS3