Paper mill (museum) is a symbol of the history of Leiria ‘s industry. The year 1411 marks the beginning of the history of Leiria’s Paper Mill, one of the first of the Iberian Peninsula, at a time in which the industry of milling was determinant for economic development. In the quiet banks of the river Lis, the Mill stands out because of the structure s of the old waterwheels present in the building and by the water-mills that accentuate the image of this old traditional industry. French students with their penpals and their teachers can be explained how many different machines to produce paper and to grind cereal work.
In the end of the visit, the flours produced with the energy from the river can be bought.