The 10 Best Things to Do in Obidos, Portugal

August 9, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

When 13th-century Portuguese Queen Isabel passed through Obidos and marveled at its beauty, her husband King Denis I simply gave it to her. For centuries after, the kings of Portugal followed suit, presenting the picturesque little town to their queens as a wedding gift. With its white buildings shining as brightly now as then, the walled city of Obidos is very popular with tourists, its hillside location offering amazing views of the Estremadura area. The medieval castle is a main attraction.
Restaurants in Obidos

1. Obidos Village

Obidos, Portugal 00351-262-95-92-17-214
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Obidos Village

Reviewed By Natalija T

The area of the town of Óbidos is located on a hilltop, encircled by a fortified wall. Óbidos remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are a popular tourist destination.
Each July Óbidos castle hosts a traditional 'Medieval Market'. For two weeks the castle and the surrounding town recreate the spirit of medieval Europe.

2. Obidos Castle

Rua Direita | Santa Maria, Obidos 2510-079, Portugal +351 21 040 7630
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Obidos Castle

Reviewed By Beatriz M - Cologne, Germany

Walking around the walls of the castle is definetly a must! However, I think you do not need to walk the whole wall because it is very long and sometimes it is a bit steep and the worst is that in most parts there is no "protection", so you are just walking there and there is no other wall on the side blocking you from falling. :D But definetly walk around a bit and find good photo spots and just enjoy the view! No entrance fee.

3. Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila)

Obidos, Portugal
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4.5 based on 493 reviews

Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila)

Reviewed By Phil M - Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

You pass through the Porta da Senhora on entry into the Obidos township. It is a spectacular artistic display and definitely worth some moments to ponder and look (if you can ignore the streams of tourists flowing through too).

4. Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos

Obidos, Portugal +351 262 955 561
Excellent
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos

Reviewed By EduardoBonaparte - Lisbon, Portugal

You can choose to be part of this Kindom history and theme, or just feeling the atmosfere. Good music, some additional entertainment. How ?
You and your friends can select what to dress, a King a Priest, or any other from the Kindom of Obidos. It's just a few 3 euros this year to rent the custom, and make such a difference for the atmosphere...
You can enjoy to see the horse fights, the animation, the medieval music, the iron work to build the armors, all kind of medieval work is also represented there.
Must dinner there, pleanty of places to choose there, you don't need to include the meal from the ticket. Avoid Friday & Saturday where it normally gets full.
Take all your friends with you, and enjoy local wine, the location is fantastic, weather during the night is a little bit more cold there than in Lisbon ( 15 ~ 19ºC) but with a little bit of red wine it can help...

5. Santa Maria Church

Praca de Santa Maria, Obidos 2510-217, Portugal
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4.5 based on 308 reviews

Santa Maria Church

Reviewed By Beachgalxo - Nashville, Tennessee

If you're in the village be sure to go in to see this. It's small but lovely. Very typical European church. Each one has something special. This one has quite a bit of gold leaf and the altar is lovely.

6. Rua Direita

Obidos 2510-001, Portugal
Excellent
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4.5 based on 157 reviews

Rua Direita

Reviewed By filebay - Richmond Hill

Obidos. What can one say. I have listed a couple of similar reviews showing some of the beauty of this wonderful village/town/city. This main street is filled with vendors, flowers growing everywhere, (see my other review,) walled in castle, etc. Just stroll along, have a ginja in a chocolate cup, or two or three. Enjoy this beautiful place.

7. Lagoa de Obidos

Obidos, Portugal
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Lagoa de Obidos

Reviewed By RTLSouthWales - South Wales

This is a lagoon near Obidos (10 minutes). Its actually between Foz do Arehla and Bom Successo, its stunning, lovely safe Beaches and superb sand, ample parking in Foz and lots of beach bar for coffee

8. Aqueduto da Usseira

Travessa Santa Maria | a metros de la puerta sur de ingreso al casco amurallado de Obidos, Obidos 2510-079, Portugal
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4 based on 141 reviews

Aqueduto da Usseira

Reviewed By JaninedeBric - Denver, Colorado

When you arrive by car into Óbidos you can park near the remains of one of several Roman aqueducts still standing in Portugal. All are amazing for how well they have weathered the centuries since their construction--far better than other, more modern buildings. Much credit goes to the manner in which the Romans made cement, far less porous than what we typically have today. See for yourself!

9. Pelourinho De Obidos

Rua Josefa de Obidos, Obidos 2510-077, Portugal
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4 based on 148 reviews

Pelourinho De Obidos

Reviewed By marcopolo111 - Cleveland, Oh

An historic monument with a sad history but the square is lovely with a little square a church resembling those of Mina de Gerais in Brazil.

10. Church of Saint Peter

Largo Sao Pedro, Obidos 2510-086, Portugal +351 262 959 633
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4 based on 126 reviews

Church of Saint Peter

Reviewed By CFofLL - Fredericton, Canada

I'm not sure if this well maintained old church just beside the castle still functions as such but is definitely a book store. Unfortunately for a lot of the tourists, almost of the books I looked at were in Portuguese. It would have been nice if they had a separate section for English and other language books ( if there was one I didn't see it) as it would probably boost tourist sales considerably.

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