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Covered in blue and white glazed earthenware Azulejo tiles in a style called called Niche Faïencéein the 18th century the upper part of the entrance is a Chapel to beautiful tiled chapel, the tiles depict the passion of Christ while the frieze on the stucco(?)...More
A beautiful entrance to the castle at Obidos, and certainly makes you want to stop a while and look. We visited the castle in three occasions during our holiday and each time musicians were playing traditional music under this “dome”. Certainly worth stopping to take...More
I wouldn't call it an attraction in itself.
But it's within the entrance gate to the walled city of Obidos.
It's worth stopping for an extra look, and there were organised buskers playing right below. One pair of drum players as we entered, and a...More
Passing through this gate gives you a sense of stepping into the past. The combination of security for the walled village the gate would have provided with the artistry of the tiles dedicated to Mary gives a sense of how people lived and what was...More
As soon as you pass through this gate, you find yourself in the middle of a miracle.The city of Obidos with its narrow streets, little shops, colorful crockery and the monumental castle overlooking the entire area make you feel like the hero of a fairytale.