Obidos.

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Obidos (map) is a village in the Oeste region of Portugal. The town is a popular destination due to its walled hilltop medieval centre. The town proper has approximately 3100 inhabitants.

The area of the town of Obidos 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. The castle now houses a pousada (traditional or historical hotels).

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Each July Obidos castle hosts a traditional ‘Medieval Market’. For two weeks the castle and the surrounding town recreate the spirit of medieval Europe.

Being a village that refused to lose its essence over the centuries, Óbidos is full of interesting places that will take you back to the Middle Ages. You will enjoy interesting sites that will blow your mind, and will make you reflect on the historic wealth of this destination.

Óbidos is also home to a great religious spirit, expressed in its churches and sanctuaries, highlighted by its magnitude and architecture, and all the while this never perturbs the colorful atmosphere of the city.

*Castelo de Óbidos (Obidos Castle, map). The village is dominated by an old medieval castle with a portion of the village located within the fortress walls.

Eburobrittium (map) was a Roman town in Lusitania, near the present town of Óbidos. The city was mentioned by Pliny the Elder as located between Collipo and Olisipo.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

OBI–Transporte do Concelho de Obidos

Also сheck оut мore info: HOW TO GET TO ÓBIDOS (turismo.obidos.pt) • Getting to Portugal (visitportugal.com)

BUS: Rede Expressos is one of the largest inter-city bus companies. + Rodo-Norte (northern regions) and Eva Transportes.

TRAIN: Rail travel in Portugal (Comboios de Portugal) is usually slightly faster than travel by bus, but services are less frequent and cost more. As a rule of thumb, if one is traveling by rail within Portugal or internationally, the main railway junction is in Entroncamento (map), from here all lines branch out and all trains make a stop.

AIRPORT: Lisbon Portela Airport is the main aviation hub. Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, serving Portugal’s second-largest city and the entire northern part of the country. Madeira Airport in Funchal serves the green island in the Atlantic. João Paulo II Airport in Ponta Delgada serves the Azores archipelago.

FERRY: If you need to travel by ferry in the Lisbon area, the Transtejo e Soflusa website provides information on ferry routes, timetables, and fares for the Tagus River crossings.

Aftermovie Mercado Medieval de Óbidos 2022.

Canal da Canal da Câmara Municipal de Óbidos

video source: ÓBIDOS TV /youtube.com/

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Portugal.

Wine Tourism.

Portugal by Wine is a platform to book and promote leisure activities within the wine and gastronomy tourism sector in Portugal.

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PPL – Portugal’s national cycle touring network.

CoopTaxis – Portugal’s national taxi company.