Ansiao Portuguese Way

Information about Ansião

Ansião is the central nucleus of the municipality of the same name, located in the district of Leiria, in the central region of the country. It is a place of passage in stage 8 of the Portuguese Way, on the way to Alvorge (parish belonging to Ansião).

The first known references to Ansião date back to the 12th century. However, it will be at the beginning of the Modern Age when the territory reaches the rank of town and obtains privileges. This area, together with Alvorge, Torre de Vale de Todos and Lagarteira, constituted the frontier line between Christian and Muslim territory during the 12th and 13th centuries.

What to see and do in Ansião

Ponte da Cal

It is a bridge dating from the 17th century, which is part of the road that linked the centre of the town with Coimbra, reminiscent of the Royal Road used by Rainha Santa Isabel.

Ansiao Lime Bridge