Óbidos

Historical Village

Óbidos is located 10 km west of Praia D’El Rey. This mediaeval walled village, with a turbulent past full of historical events that have marked the country, has been declared a national monument. Indeed, the whole village is no less than a royal “wedding present" - back in 1282 King D. Dinis offered it as a gift to his new Queen Isabel on their marriage.

Óbidos is an extraordinary place. Its picturesque cobblestone streets are lined with colourful houses that are dressed with geraniums and bougainvillea, while its Gothic windows and doorways and whitewashed churches are all surrounded by 12th century castle walls, making this village a precious piece of history.

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