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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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  • 16th century castle Manueline, with large towers. It can be reached after covering all the main street of the historic center and after passing the beautiful Porta da Vila. Located in the highest part of the town, overlooking the lagoon, making the rounds of ronda on the mighty walls of Obidos you come up to the Castle.
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  • Obidos Castle is a great place to explore. There are many shops with nice and curious things, great souvenirs and cost lower than in Lisboa. You can walk along the walls and see the Castle and the Vil...  more »
  • We went to Obidos this morning and collected beautiful pictures on our phones. There were placards in front of certain buildings attesting to their age. Wine barrels, patios, hand painted tiles for 30...  more »
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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.