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Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos

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The Castle of Óbidos is a well-preserved medieval castle located in the civil parish of Santa Maria, São Pedro e Sobral da Lagoa, in the municipality of Óbidos, Portuguese district of Leiria.HistoryÓbidos had its foundation in the existence of a fortified settlement, likely over the Luso-Roman castro and Roman oppidum (then civitas) on the hilltop, that was the mysterious Eburobrittium, once cited by Pliny the Elder as being situated between Collipo (near present-day Leiria) and Olisipo (Lisbon). Archeological surveys later resulted in the discovery of a forum, baths and other Roman structures near the settlement. The area was later settled by the Lusitanos (since the 4th century BC) and Romans in the first century, but later occupied by Visigoths during the 5th and 6th century and Muslims, who were responsible for fortifying the town in the 8th century.
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  • The view of the castle from the highway is very impressive so you should stop and take a photo. It is also possible to walk on the walls although the walkway is narrow and a little scary. 
    The view of the castle from the highway is very impressive so you should stop and take a photo. It is also possible to walk on the walls although the walkway is narrow and a little scary.  more »
  • Beautiful old town with fabulous, if a bit scary, walls to walk around. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to choose from. Lovely old churches and streets to wander through. Easily spend a few... 
    Beautiful old town with fabulous, if a bit scary, walls to walk around. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops to choose from. Lovely old churches and streets to wander through. Easily spend a few...  more »
  • The Obidos Castle is one out of many alike castles spread all over Portugal. It dates back to 8 century - very simple yet beautiful. It was held by the Moors until they were defeated in 12 c... 
    The Obidos Castle is one out of many alike castles spread all over Portugal. It dates back to 8 century - very simple yet beautiful. It was held by the Moors until they were defeated in 12 c...  more »
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  • Fun night in a castle, but with modern amenities. It is not a normal hotel, so prepare yourself, but the grounds and the town make up for loosing out on some of the creature comforts we are used to from similarly priced hotels that aren't castles. The breakfast spot had everything you could want and then some and couldn't have prettier views or nicer staff. The rooms in the castle are private and quaint and offer some exclusive views only to hotel guests. We woke up ate breakfast, walked as much of the wall as was possible - which is a lot, and then hit the road for the next leg of our trip.
  • You will be staying in a castle. If you want the experience it is worth it. It is not a good option for those with limited mobility, but if you can walk up a good bit of stone stairs you will be delighted with the accomodations and the friendly staff. Also of note our room was a bit musty smelling.
  • The castle restaurant is very promising as it is set in a beautiful setting. However, I have to say that as a family with two small kids we were utterly dissapointed. We always upon every entry into a restaurant whether it is kids friendly, and this one had a sticker and baby chairs right at the entrance. However, one of our babies vomited after eating soup and noone, literally noone helped whatsoever. I am not sure what happened to this world and people and employees in general, but we cleaned our table, paid the bill and left. We didn't even manage to try our served plates nor did anymore offer to wrap them up. We are really dissapointed and Pestana hotels are no longer on our list. The brand does not deserve it's respect. Not to say that we changed our smaller kid on the bathroom floor! There is nothing to facilitate you there, so stay away if possible. The only thing Pestana doesn't understand that small people grow too and they will not be recommended to go to such places.
  • Charming location, but I missed some of the comforts such as extra blankets and tea making facilities in the room. Also, there is no bar or coffee area to get refreshments outside of mealtimes. Pack light as you'll have to carry your luggage from the car park
  • Just amazing, the castle with its fantastic dining room the views and the food. And also the room where perfect

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