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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Marinha Grande


Marinha Grande is a city part of the district of Leiria that has a population of around 28 000. The two main industrial activities area glass and Moulds were it has earned the name of European Capital for Moulding Industry with more than 250 factories operating there. This small city has made some notable improvements in the last few years by adding two big parks in the town centre.

Both include green spaces, swings for children, lakes, radical sports area and many other facilities that helped turn this once grey industrial city into a greener family orientated get away. Other sites to see are the many glass factories that all boast a show room were artistic glass masterpieces are displayed and available for purchase.

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