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Castle of Pombal, Pombal
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The Castle of Pombal, is a medieval castle in the civil parish of Pombal, municipality of the same name in the district of Leiria in the Centre region of Portugal.HistoryAround 1128, the Castle of Pombal, site of a former Roman castro and Arab fortress, was donated to the Knights Templar by Afonso Henriques in order to defend Coimbra, and which included a vast territory of land. The transfer of its control at this time, was seen as an important military position, owing to its successive generations of fortification and disputes between Christian and Muslim forces.The construction of the Romanesque fortress began in the middle of the 1st century (in either 1155 or 1156), and continued practically until the century's end; the construction of various towers was made to serve, stabilize and reinforce the wall, and help to repopulate the town. It is likely that work started on the encirclement of the position and later to the construction of the keep (around 1171), and includes an alambor, a defensive feature to mitigate attacks close to the walls.In 1171, the keep was constructed in the castle courtyard; during this period of the passive Reconquista, the keep served as the last defensive bastion, acting as the Lord lieutenants personal stronghold. At the conclusion of the project an inscription was carved over the door to the keep, something promoted by D. Gualdim Pais in the medieval period, while in 1353, the castle and village were donated to the Order of Christ. The plaque was later removed and deposited in the Convent of Christ in Tomar Municipality, on request of Prince Henry the Navigator (between 1420 and 1460).
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  • Castle maintained and well recovered. The climb to the Tower offers a beautiful view over the city and the Valley. There is an interpretive center where you can clarify any questions iu put any questions about the Castle and its history. There is also an interactive monitor with the history of the monument. Access can be difficult for visitors with limited mobility.
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  • Starting with the downside, I have to point out the lack of ramps for strollers and wheelchairs for the intirior Castle. Everything else worth making the detour to meet. The view from the tower is very good.
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  • Emblematic castle, well maintained. The visit, especially in the various events that are organized by the Chamber, as the medieval market. Just a suggestion, the coffee should expand their schedule and events calendar, especially on Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holiday (ahh and during the summer, of course!) Point of visit required!
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  • Castelo muito bonito e com belas vistas sobre a cidade de Pombal. As obras de beneficiação tornaram o espaço ainda melhor. Destaque para a torre e filme 3D no posto de turismo dentro das muralhas. A visitar!
  • Forma incorrecta apresentada no mapa: Castillo de Pombal Forma correcta: Castelo de Pombal
  • castelo bonito e com boas vistas para Pombal. recomendo uma visita
  • Adorei É incrível
  • E um site onde podem spectacular go a relaxar e breathing pure ar.
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