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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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  • Without doubt the main attraction of the beautiful city of Pombal, the castle is located just outside the Centre (but close!) and has ample parking spot. The entrance is almost symbolic (about 3.00 euros per person) and the place is very well maintained and restored. Inside the Plaza de armas, there is a location with historical explanations of the Castle and on the outside is a nice coffee shop. Built in the 19th century. XII by Gualdim Pais, master of the order of the temple, the castle of Pombal was part of a set of military plazas designed to defend Chen. The most accurate date of commencement of works is 1,156. The castle was the first great work of the Templars in Portugal, rising as vigilant Sentinel on the main traffic routes in the Kingdom. The impeccable donjon, dating from 1,171, makes clear the decisive role of DOM Gualdim Pais in the introduction of a set of fundamental innovations in the development of military architecture in the Kingdom. The city of Pombal and its castle are close to Chen and a visit is a must!
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  • Beautiful medieval castle with impeccable contemporary architecture made interference with walkways and rusted steel volumes. Beautiful views of the city, a great and nice coffee hiding in a lower plan.
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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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  • 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
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  • E um site onde podem spectacular go a relaxar e breathing pure ar.
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