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Pombal is a city and municipality in Beira Litoral, Portugal.


A view of Pombal.

Pombal (pohm-BAHL, /põ.ˈbaɫ/) municipality has 51,178 residents (2021 preliminary), with about 11,000 living in the city.

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Map of Pombal


  • 1 Castelo de Pombal (Castle of Pombal). This Romanesque castle was built in the 12th century and given by King Afonso Henriques to the Knights Templar to help defend Coimbra. It was declared a national monument in 1910. Castle of Pombal (Q5050407) on Wikidata Castle of Pombal on Wikipedia
  • 2 Igreja do Convento do Louriçal. 17th century convent church, now a national monument. The walls are cover in Baroque blue azulejo tiles, and the carved altarpieces are made of Lioz limestone originating from north of Lisbon. Igreja do Convento do Louriçal (Q5994320) on Wikidata Igreja do Convento do Louriçal on Wikipedia
  • 3 Museu Marquês de Pombal, Praça Marquês de Pombal, +351 236 210 564, . Tu–Su 10:00–13:00 & 14:00–18:00, closed M & major holidays.
  • 4 Museu de Arte Popular Portuguesa, Praça Marquês de Pombal, +351 236 210 564, . Museum displaying 2,000 pieces of popular arte from various regions of the country.


  • 1 Praia do Osso da Baleia. Ocean beach with a Bandeira Azul (blue flag) and recognized for its accessibility.





  • 1 Belém Hotel, Avenida Heróis do Ultramar 185, +351 236 200 800. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Two-star, 25-room hotel with hot tub, business centre, room service, free buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and 24-hour front desk. €50-64.
  • 2 Cardal Hotel, Largo do Cardal, +351 236 200 220, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Three-star, 37-room hotel with free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €55-61.
  • 3 Hotel Pombalense, Rua Alexandre Herculano 26, +351 236 200 990, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Three-star, 38-room hotel with bar, business centre, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €46-55.


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