Obidos Village

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Obidos Village
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Philuv
Suhr, Switzerland120 contributions
nice village in a castle
May 2021 • Couples
Obidos is a nice village surrounded from a wall. the wall is possible to climb and walk on it at own risk! we liked our stay but it wasn‘t alot people when we stayed there. the mainstreet is full with restaurants and shops (mostly same stuff they sell - similar prices) can recommend ginja and pasteis de nata licore
Written 19 May 2021
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Naila A
Lisbon, Portugal90 contributions
Visit
Apr 2021 • Couples
A very charming medieval torn within a port ! Quaint stores and restaurant . Very accessible and easy parking .
Written 24 April 2021
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Malgorzata
9,838 contributions
A charming place where you feel as if time has stopped
Jul 2020
A super beautiful medieval city with intact city walls with a castle. After passing the gate, you will see the main street, Rua Direita, directly in front of you. It was possible to walk on the walls and not only have a spectacular view of the old town, but also the surrounding countryside. Whitewashed houses are very typical, almost all of which are surrounded by blue, red or yellow stripes. It's really very cozy in the streets. It is a unique place with lots of narrow, winding streets and picturesque houses. You feel that you are stepping back in time. Obidos was a beautiful surprise for all of us. It's a great historical place to visit. Words are just not enough.
Written 31 March 2021
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,120 contributions
Wonderful
Mar 2020 • Business
I’ve been to a decent number of European villages and this is one of the best. It appears to be transported in time from many centuries ago. The town is really great.
Written 16 February 2021
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prguru2015
Salford, UK588 contributions
Fairytale Village
Dec 2020
We love Carcassonne in France so we knew we would love Obidos. A walled city with a castle, steeped in history. The shopkeepers and staff in the restaurants were lovely to us too.
Written 5 January 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,012 contributions
Chocolate town of queens.
Feb 2020
The strange name "Obidos" is a Latinized (oppidum) of the Celtic word Eburobrittium (town, citadel). So the expression "I will go to the town of Obidus" is almost tautological. Like any self-respecting city on the Iberian Peninsula, it was founded by the Romans (Lisbon is cooler, it was founded by the Phoenicians). Archaeologists have found the remains of two major Roman buildings-the Forum and the baths. The Visigoths left no traces due to their general lack of development, but the legacy of Arab domination is evident. The castle is their handiwork, albeit rebuilt from 1148, when the brave Portuguese king Afonso Henriques, drove the Moors out of Obidus. The castle and walls of Óbidos were remodelled under king Dinis I . The king was a remarkable ruler who tried not to wage war and was engaged in agriculture. It was he who created the conditions for the era of Great Geographical Discoveries, planted pine forests that stopped soil erosion and after 150 years gave material for the construction of ships to Enrique the Navigator.Obidush suffered both in the earthquake of 1755 and in the Napoleonic Wars. It was gunfire from the castle walls in August 1808 that gave the signal for the Battle of Roliça, in which the hitherto invincible French lost to the forces of Sir Arthur Wellesley, who had not yet become the Duke of Wellington. Óbidos lived without war the next two centuries. The city was for a long time the residence of queens (not kings) It carries the features of feminine grace and peace. Its unofficial name is Vila das Rainhas-the town of queens. It is considered the center of chocolate production in Portugal, as you will be reminded in any souvenir shop. Almost all the shops are located on the main street that runs through the city from the bus station to the castle. Several churches of Óbidos you can see along the way. The most interesting interior is the Church of St. Mary, which became the site of the wedding of 9-year-old King Afonso V with his cousin, 10-year-old Princess Isabella of Coimbra in the XV century. Many tourists stay in Obidos for the night, but we watched it for a couple of hours and went by bus to spend the night in Alcobaça. The hotel there turned out to be significantly cheaper than hotels in the chocolate capital of Portugal.
Written 3 January 2021
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal17,395 contributions
Visiting Obidos.
Oct 2020
When it is your intention to visit the gorgeous medieval village of Óbidos. Than you can park the car in front of the village or behind the castle, and from there you can star visiting this centuries-old walled village, more or less on top of a hill, with its whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. It rose to prominence when King Dinis of Portugal offered the town as a wedding gift to his wife Queen Isabel. Since then the town has experienced a boom and influx of riches thanks to this royal nod of approval. There is alot to see and to explore.
Written 4 December 2020
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454lindylou
Central Portugal, Portugal432 contributions
Lots of little shops to look around.....
Aug 2019 • Couples
I love Obidos village with it's medieval charm, we don't visit it so much now as we used to do, although we bypass it often enough. We have always enjoyed visiting castles throughout Europe, and were lucky enough to live near Meersburg Castle on Lake Constance in Germany, which is only slightly older than Obidos Castle. Although we live quite a way from Obidos, we consider ourselves quite fortunate to live in the area with so much history to it. We have taken family members there on a few occasions. But in high summer it is very busy, but this is a town everyone should visit if they are in the area.......
Written 31 July 2020
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KJBP2017
Porto, Portugal53 contributions
Quaint medieval village
Feb 2020 • Couples
Óbidos is a quaint medieval village with cobbled streets, narrow paths and little white houses. Worth a pit stop on the way to/from elsewhere but I think you would struggle to find enough to do here for a whole day. Try the speciality ginja liquor at one of the cafes along the Main Street!
Written 16 April 2020
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Wanda R
Arizona899 contributions
Óbidos is a must-see medieval town; don’t miss it
Mar 2020 • Friends
This quaint medieval town with its old city walls, narrow cobblestoned streets and traditional houses and churches is considered the best example of a traditional Portuguese town. The town was presented to the Queen of Portugal on her wedding day in 1214.

Enjoy wandering around the streets of the town and seeing the large medieval castle, city wall, and small churches.

To truly experience Óbidos, try the famous cherry liqueur called ginjinha. It’s traditionally served in a small chocolate cup and it’s a yummy treat.
Written 2 April 2020
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