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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.
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
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
Filomena S, Gerente at Castle of Pombal, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 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
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
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.
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