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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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  • This castle is located in one of the corners of the city and recently underwent a renovation. They could have kept the original line of the Castle, to prevent misuse its facade and its architectural style.
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  • Beautiful castle, with access to walls, where we can marvel at superb views of the beautiful city of Pombal. Surrounding grounds very beautiful and full of nooks for good reading, walks or relax. Cafeteria on the outside of the Castle very nice and with great views.
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  • Very beautiful ruin this castle which overlooks the town of pombal is beautiful city has invisti to renovated a small little place, there are even coffee now and forums are regularly held
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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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