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Castle of Pombal

Rua do Castelo, Pombal 3100-461, Portugal
+351 236 210 556
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Amazing and historical views

This is definitely a place you should visit if you're passionate about history and trying to avoid... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sybil V
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Closed but still worth a trip

We went on a Monday which we later learnt that means it was closed. However you are still able to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jo M
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Rua do Castelo, Pombal 3100-461, Portugal
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+351 236 210 556
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a place you should visit if you're passionate about history and trying to avoid the big cities such as Lisbon and Porto. The landscape is amazing and the castle really throws us back to the past.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday which we later learnt that means it was closed. However you are still able to walk around the castle and take in the views. There are bits you can read and learn about the castle too so even though we...More

Thank Jo M
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

A good climb and worth the effort the views are stunning, the history medieval. It has had a sympathetic make over. Nice coffee shop for those cooler days. Also visit the museum to the Marchee du Pombal, the guy who rebuilt Lisboa after the major...More

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

The visit is free of charge. Thoroughly interesting. A must to view the 3 D film inside the main court yard booth. Also free. A great experience of Pombal' past history. No

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

This castle was part of the defense network that revolved around Tomas, the local Templar headquarters. It remained in the control of the Templars after 1307 and there denouncing as heretics by Pope Clement V. The Templars became the Knights of the Order of Christ...More

Thank RalfandAl
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

You can wonder round the castle and grounds without entrance fee. There is quite a lot of restoration work taken place so some of the higher entrances were closed off. The views were great but there was little detail about what the areas of the...More

Thank tracyc305
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

It's view is even more interesting than it is from the inside. A lot of restauration has been done, but some steel stairways and other construction kind of break the mood...

Thank Alexandre C
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

It's a beautiful castle, well preserved both the main building and the walls, with green areas around, nice for walks or picnics. The view one gets to the city of Pombal is also nice. There are information panels about the history of the building/region. Very...More

Thank PedroRBC
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Good views of Pombal and surrounding area although quite a small Castle , would like to have seen some more bygone artefact's from the days of the Castle .

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

By far not the most impressive castle I've ever seen but still nice enough to visit. The view up to the castle from the city centre is nice and the view of the city below is also worth the effort. You can get there by...More

Thank Luc D
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mylesleyh
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Filomena S | Property representative |
Hello. You can get here by foot. It´s not far, there are strairways that lead to the castle.
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