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Obidos Castle, Obidos

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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  • When you first catch sight of Obidos from the motorway north you just know you have to pay a visit. The village itself is special but the castle and ramparts are the main attraction. The views from th...  read more »
  • Óbidos makes you think is actually in a medieval village. The castle still guard their caratcterísticas, the streets are narrow, the view from up there is beautiful. Some establishments close for lunch-I found a charm. Some restaurants do not carry more than 5 or 6 tables. Worth a quick getaway from Lisbon to enjoy a half day in Óbidos.
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  • As we walked on the walls we wondered the last scenes with soldiers defending the city. Is an exhaustive walk but well worth it. ... After we went down the narrow streets of the city looking at the shops, buying souvenirs, talking, taking pictures and laughing! Are unforgettable moments that are marked in the memory forever. ...
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  • Wonderful. Worth a visit.
  • Wonderful walled town. Well worth a visit.
  • The best medieval fair of Portugal.
  • A great place to spend the afternoon. Great views. Drinking a ginginha is mandatory.
  • Not for People Who are scared of heights...stay in the Village and don't go walking on the walls
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