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The medieval village of Óbidos is one of the most picturesque and well preserved in Portugal.
Close enough to the capital and situated on a high point, close to the Atlantic coast, Óbidos had a strategic importance in the territory. Already occupied before the Romans arrived in the Iberian Peninsula, the village became more prosperous from the moment it was chosen by the royal family. Since the King D. Dinis offered it to his wife D. Isabel, in the 19th century. In the 13th century, it belonged to the Casa das Rainhas which, throughout the various dynasties, benefited and enriched it. It is one of the main reasons for finding so many churches in this small town.

Within the walls, we find a well-preserved castle and a labyrinth of streets and white houses that enchant those who walk there. Among Manueline porticoes, flowered windows and small squares, there are several reasons for visiting, good examples of religious and civil architecture from the heyday of the village. 

Throughout the year, a program of events brings some animation to this small town, but without a doubt the most popular are the International Chocolate Festival, the Medieval Market and Christmas, in which the village is decorated with motifs alluding to the season. Also worthy of note are the Baroque Classical Music Seasons, by Cravo and the Opera Festival, which give Óbidos a special atmosphere, with open-air shows on hot summer nights.

What to visit in Óbidos

  • Walls of Óbidos

  • Castle and Urban Ensemble of the Village of Óbidos

  • Church of Santa Maria, Mother of Óbidos

  • Misericórdia Church - Óbidos

  • Church of San Pedro - Óbidos

  • Sanctuary of the Lord of the Stone


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