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Obidos Village, Obidos

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Discover the quaint, medieval Obidos Village, which is encircled by castle walls. This romantic village is nicknamed the Wedding Present Town because it was a gift from King Dinis to his new wife in 1282. The entire village is a National Monument and is known as an extremely well-preserved example of medieval architecture. Stroll among its charming squares, cobblestone streets, and colorful homes. Visit the town museum, Santa Maria church, Misericordia church, and Amoreira aqueduct. Put Obidos Village into our Obidos vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Obidos.
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  • Be sure to walk the lower street at some point (maybe coming back from the castle) so that you can get a sense of more of the genuine life of the people of Obidos. There are several very old Romanesqu...  more »
  • This is a tourist trap that has been well preserved and is a good balance between preservation and commercial tourism. There is a hotel in the actual castle, with views all around. Loved this place  more »
  • Loved staying inside the walled town. You can feel the Medieval presence everywhere. The oldest part of town is still surrounded by the fortress walls. You can walk the walls which was a great thrill ...  more »
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  • Inside the castle provide a wide open view to the nature and walking up along the tall wall can be an exquisite choice to experience it. Then left not much to see for the rest of ruins.
  • I really liked that you can walk the city walls at any time with no entry fees.
  • Beautiful structure. I did not get in but from the outside it's amazing.
  • Spectacular castle! And the town is even more spectacular. I am so glad our local friend took us to Obidos!!!
  • Great Castle surrounded by long fortress. The best way to explore this place is to take a walk through edges of these walls.

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Where to stay in Obidos

Just outside the medieval walls that have long protected the town, Obidos' range of lodging options near its historical center provides easy access to winding streets and main tourist sights by foot. Many of the hotels in the center are housed in historical buildings and mansions rather than typical cookie-cutter international chains, yet they still offer plenty of amenities including pools, restaurants, and comfortable rooms. Obidos in particular also features a sizeable array of private rooms and villas for rent, so consider staying at one of them to get away from the traditional hotel scene--you may even score accommodations in a historical Portuguese home.
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