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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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  • While visiting Fatima we took a drive over to Obituary dos...so glad we did. If you have never seen a castle in person..it is a must for you. From the parking area to the castle there are narrow cobbl...  more »
  • The highlight of the hotel is the location, right next to one of the entrances to the walled city and the other high point is have closed parking and covered. The breakfast is good with fruits, jams and various types of paēs, had until bubbly. Weak spot: trying to simulate a castle, but very decadent.
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  • Recommend comfortable shoes, there is no protection, it is necessary to have security. Has a fantastic view,
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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.