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  • 1 Medieval City of Obidos Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rúa do Castelo P - 2510 Óbidos

    The medieval city is visited on foot. There visitors can see the Porte da Vila, the Rua Direita, the Praça Santa Maria, the ramparts and the castle.

  • 2 Ramparts Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. do Castelo P - 2510 Óbidos

    The ramparts date from Moorish times and were partially restored in the 12C, 13C and 16C. The north part, the highest, is occupied by the keep and the high castle towers. The trip around the surrounding path has very pleasant views over the fortified..

  • 3 Rua Direita Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. Direita P - 2510 Óbidos

    This narrow street with a flagstone gutter in the centre, is flanked by white houses decked with geraniums and bougainvillea. They house craft shops, restaurants and art galleries.

  • 4 Praça Santa Maria Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça Santa Maria P - 2510 Óbidos

    A pretty square located below the main street.

  • 5 Porte da Vila

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rúa do Castelo P - 2510 Óbidos

    This is a double door on alternate sides whose interior is dressed with azulejos from the 18C.

  • 6 Pillory

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça Santa Maria P - 2510 Óbidos

    The 15C pillory tops a fountain and bears the arms of the Queen Leonor on which there is a story depicting the drama of the child's death.

  • 7 Santa Maria church

    Religious buildings

    Praça Santa Maria P - 2510 Óbidos

    In 1444, the young King Afonso V married his cousin Isabel then aged 18 here. The interior has its walls completely covered in blue 17C azulejos. Notice in a niche on the left a Renaissance tomb topped with a Pieta accompanied by female Saints and Ni..

  • 8 Municipal museum

    Museums and art

    Praça Santa Maria P - 2510 Óbidos

    This small museum exhibits a statue of St Sebastian from the 15C or 16C and one of a polychromatic Pieta from the 17C. In the second basement you can also see Portuguese-Roman and medieval archaeological remains.

  • 9 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rúa Direita P - 2510 Óbidos

    This castle which houses the hotel (pousada), was converted into a palace in the 16C. It has a facade pierced with gemeled Manueline windows with torso columns and a Manueline doorway topped by two armillary spheres.

  • 10 Aqueduct

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    EN8 P - 2510 Óbidos

    You can see this 16C aqueduct at the exit of the town.

  • 11 Sanctuary of Senhor da Pedra

    Religious buildings

    Largo do Santuario P - 2510 Óbidos

    Located outside the ramparts to the north of the town beside the old main road, this is a Baroque construction built between 1740 and 1747.

  • 12 Lagoa de Obidos

    Nature and gardens

    P - 2510 Óbidos

    Having crossed Vau, the road arrives at the south end of the lagoon of Obidos which it skirts around among the pine trees. Before the final loop of the road, there is a view over the sea on the left and over the lagoon on the right, then you come out..

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