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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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  • 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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  • On this visit we were surprised with the careful way in which is this monument. Is equipped with technologies that teach us and help to understand the history of this castle as part of the history of Portugal, such as 2 movies (one of which in 3D), interactive whiteboard and audio guides.
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  • Is a fairly preserved fortress overlooking the Valley of Pombal. Much has been rebuilt recently and original there are only the ruins of the old Castle. Inside there is nothing and entry is free. Worth going if you're is of true lovers of the history of the Templars as located on the boundary line to protect the Kingdom.
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  • Forma incorrecta apresentada no mapa: Castillo de Pombal Forma correcta: Castelo de Pombal
  • Adorei É incrível
  • Um belo castelo apesar de ter estado algum tempo fechado tem umas escadinhas que permitem subir até ao castelo, costuma ter alguns eventos no seu interior. Bonito castelo
  • Visitei recentemente este castelo e gostei. Bastante informação espalhada pelos diversos pontos e bom estado e conservação. No ponto mais alto, Pombal apresenta-se de uma perspectiva interessante.
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