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Obidos Castle, 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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  • To reach the Castle has to walk a little. Has option of "cart", but the interesting and climb the pe to see streets and Bodegas.
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  • A great village to walk is in family or doing petty papers. Near Lisbon and close to the Center and its Conventual sweets present in various lands, starting with Caldas (not just the dishes!) and to Alcobaça (worth the distance).
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  • amazing place, worth visiting is possible to take pictures of beautiful Christmas and even better, well organized, is necessary to plan well to go because it receives many tours of schools the parking lot gets u little tricky
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  • Magnificent view from the castle! Óbidos is a little medieval village near Lisbon, a must visit!
  • The best medieval fair of Portugal.
  • Wonderful. Worth a visit.
  • very nice small medieval village
  • Wonderful walled town. Well worth a visit.