Begin your journey at the Castelo de Porto de Mós. Rebuilt in the 13th century by D. Sancho, it was transformed in the 15th century into a unique fortified palace, its towers boasting green cupolas.
Before making your way to Pombal, take the time to discover the region’s glass and crystal work (an art with more than 250 years of history in this area) by visiting the Glass Route. You just might take a piece home with you.
In Pombal, make your way up to the castle.
Founded by the Master of the Knights Templar, Gualdim Pais, in the 12th century, the castle once represented the dividing line between the lands re-conquered by the Christians and those still in the possession of the Moors. Later on, in the 16th century, D. Manuel ordered it to be rebuilt, with symbols of the king – the armillary sphere, the double window and the royal arms – still visible today.