Located on the Northwest Coast of Portugal, the city of Pombal is part of the Centro Tourism Region. With a mild climate, rich in monuments and traditions, it reconciles the purity of the Moutain of Sicó with its admirable views and the beauty of Whale bone Beach.
The Municipality of Pombal dates back to the Jurassic period, as evidenced by the discoveries of fossils in one of its villages (Santiago de Litem), it has become, over time, an important part of the country's history.
With the building of the City Castle, in 1147 it received its Charter donated by Gualdim Pais, Grand Master of the Knights Templar. It grew with the actions of the Count of Castelo Melhor, increasing its national growth with the intervention of Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, known by the title of Marquês de Pombal, where he lived between 1777 and 1782, who is also responsible for the historic part of the city from Pombal due to the construction of the Celeiro da Cidade (Currently the Pombalino Cultural Center with the Museum of Popular Art) and to the Prison (Currently the Museum of the Marquis where we can admire the various periods of his life, the only one in the country). These monuments are located in the square that gives its name (Marquês de Pombal Square) where the Mother Church is also located, rich in its interior decoration. We highlight the city's green spaces that provide harmony and well-being between buildings and nature.
The Church of Cardal, a former convent, is also one of the monuments to visit The city of Pombal is surrounded by several historical places full of memories of the past that deserve a visit, such as the Redinha (ensemble of the French Invasions in the 19th century), with its churches ancestors and the Roman Bridge.
Louriçal, founded by D. Pedro II, with its Convent which is still inhabited today by the Nuns of the Order of the Poor Clares, where in cloister they prepare the exquisite convent sweets and open the doors of their church where the splendor of the Baroque style can be seen. admired.
Vila de Abiúl, founded by the Order of the Templars, which still preserves the oldest Bull Arena in Portugal, where even today you can see the Balcony of the Dukes of Aveiro and the Forno de Nossa Senhora das Neves wrapped in impressive legends. In addition to the historical aspects, the Municipality of Pombal is part of a setting of rare beauty between the sea (Praia Osso da Baleia) and the forest (Mata Nacional do Urso) that offers unique routes and promotes encounters with local products such as the famous Cheese Rabaçal, as well as the evolution of regional cuisine with its combination of flavors.
Contributing to the evolution of the County is the dynamic mentality that currently characterizes this locality, revealing itself through the business groups that occupy this region by the existence of several industrial zones and by the organization of diverse events in the areas of Business, Health, Social, Cultural and Sports.
The action and involvement with great commitment that characterize the people of this municipality has been ensuring the construction of infrastructures that allow the realization of various events. Examples of some of the city's infrastructural resources are the location related to Sports, Cultura e (Library and Auditorium, Cinema Room and Auditorium) and areas such as the main Pombal Exhibition Center "Expocentro", capable of receiving large cultural, sports and business events.