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Situated in the North Western Coast of Portugal the city of Pombal is part of the Tourism Region of Leiria/Fatima. With a mild climate, rich in monuments and traditions it conciliates de purity of the Sicó Mountains with its admirable views and the beauty of the sea at the "Osso da Baleia" Beach.

The Council of Pombal goes back to the Jurassic period, as proven by the fossils discoveries in one of its Towns (Santiago de Litem), it has become with the passing of time an important part of the history of the country.

With the building of the City Castle it received its Foral in 1147 donated by Gualdim Pais, Grand Master of the Templar Order. 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 Title as the Marquis of Pombal, where he lived between 1777 and 1782, who is also responsible for the historical part of the city of Pombal given the construction of the City Barn (Presently the Pombal Cultural Center with the Museum of Popular Art) and for the Prison (Presently 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 to which he gives his name (Marquis of Pombal Square) where you can also find the Matriz Church, rich in its interior ornamentation. The Cardal Church, a former convent is also one of the monuments that must be visited

The city of Pombal is surrounded by various historical locations filled with memories from the past which are worth visiting such as Redinha (Set of the French Invasions in the 19th century), with its ancestral Churches and Roman Bridge.

Louriçal, founded by D. Pedro II, with its Convent that is still inhabited today by the Nuns of the Religious Clarissas Order, where in closure they prepare the refined convent sweets and open the doors to their church where the splendor of the Baroque style can be admired.

The Town of Abiúl, founded by the Templar Order which still preserves the oldest Bull Fighting Arena in Portugal, where today you can still see the Balcony of the Aveiro Duques and Oven of Our Lady of the Snow involved with impressive legends.

Besides the historical aspects, the Council of Pombal is inserted in picture of rare beauty between the sea and the woods which offers unique routes and promotes encounters with local products such as the famed Rabaçal Cheese, as well as the evolution of the regional gastronomy with its combination of flavors properly presented at the Hotel Restaurant - Palomino.

Contributing to the evolution of the Council is the dynamic mentality which currently characterizes this location, revealing itself through the business groups which occupy this region by the existence of various industrial zones and through the organization of various events in the areas of Business, Health, Social, Cultural and Sport.

The performance and the involvement with great effort which is a characteristic of the people of this council has been assuring the construction of infrastructures which allows the organization of a number of events. Examples of some of the infrastructural resources of the city are the location related to Sports (Mini-Golf, Sport Pavilions, Radical Parks, Futebol Grounds, Pools etc), to Culture (Library and Auditorium, Cinema Theatre and Auditorium, Concert Café and exposition areas such as the main Exposition Centre of Pombal "Expocentro".

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