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Óbidos - the medieval town

Once the wedding present of a queen, the preserved medieval town of Óbidos lying 100 km north of Lisbon is without doubt one of Portugal's most classic walled settlements.
Walking the ramparts, visitors can enjoy views of windmills, vineyards and surrounding farmlands. In the residential area below, narrow cobblestone streets are lined with whitewashed houses sporting terracotta roofs. The shops are piled high with local handicrafts, while in spring the town is ablaze with geraniums, morning glories and bougainvillaea.
What to see: Famous for being the site where the 10-year-old Afonso V married his cousin aged 8, the Church of Santa Maria also boasts exquisite 17th-century tiles and a fine Renaissance tomb.
Every summer for one week the castle relives old times with the Medieval Festival.....
reliving ancient times
reliving ancient times
The conquest of the castle
The conquest of the castle
Medieval times
Medieval times
A guest house in Óbidos
A guest house in Óbidos
Casa do Toupeiro - a typical house
Casa do Toupeiro - a typical house
Royal Hotel
Royal Hotel
Casa Mourisca
Casa Mourisca