October 2020: Northern Portugal (Part 7): Pombal

The small city of Pombal is situated 50km southwest of Coimbra, halfway between Porto and Lisbon. The population is a mere 18,000, although there are 55,0000 people in the wider municipality. The main attraction is the 12th-century castle. On this overcast and sometimes wet Sunday morning, the main impression was that almost everyone was having a lie-in!