Obidos

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Obidos featuring a sunset, landscape views and tranquil scenes

A striking castle is among the many historic landmarks packed into this little hilltop town, a scenic wonder filled with medieval architecture.

Óbidos has lots to offer visitors who are looking for a change of pace from Lisbon. Take some time out to wander the beautiful, old-fashioned streets of this compact little town and enjoy the peace and quiet it offers. See a wide range of wonderful sights including an impressive castle, a tranquil lagoon and a well-preserved 12th-century church.

Enter Óbidos via the stunning Porta da Villa, a grand gateway to the city that features beautiful blue and white tiles that are hundreds of years old. Follow the historic Óbidos Town Wall to get a sense of the size of the town. As you walk, pause often to take photos of the wonderful views across the red rooftops and winding cobbled lanes of the town.

Find Óbidos Castle in the north. This looming building looks like it came straight from an ancient legend. Look for the earliest parts of the castle, which date back to the 12th century. Those planning a lavish holiday can even stay overnight in this remarkable building, which now houses a luxury hotel.

Another wonderful example of historic architecture is the lovely Igreja de Santa Maria. Take the time to visit this beautiful white church, where King Afonso V of Portugal was married in the mid-15th century. Next, see the impressive 16th-century Óbidos Aqueduct, located around 10 minutes’ walk away.

Pick up souvenirs and local handicrafts along the Rua Direita, the town’s busiest street. This is also a great place to take a break for dinner or drinks, as there are plenty of restaurants and cafés here. Make sure you try some delicious ginja, the region’s special cherry liquor, which is sometimes served in a chocolate cup. Eat the tasty cup once you have finished drinking from it.

Reach Óbidos from Lisbon by car in a little over an hour. Spend at least a day or two here and make time to swim or sunbathe at the beautiful Lagoa de Óbidos, the peaceful lagoon to the north.

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The Literary Man
4 out of 5
Rua de Dom João de Ornelas, Obidos
The price is AU$148 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Situated in Obidos, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Obidos Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Barata Feyo Museum and Jose Malhoa Museum. Dom Carlos I Park ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (178 reviews)
"Very difficult to find but everyone was very friendly."

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2021

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Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Vale De Janelas, Av. D. Ines de Castro, 1, Obidos
The price is AU$165 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Nestled on the beach, this Obidos hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Baleal Beach, Peniche Beach (Praia de Peniche) and Obidos Lagoon. Consolation Beach and Praia ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (310 reviews)
"it was the best place in Portugal where we stayed"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
Pousada Castelo de Óbidos - Historic Hotel
Pousada Castelo de Óbidos - Historic Hotel
4 out of 5
Paço Real, Obidos
The price is AU$209 per night from 14 Nov. to 14 Nov.
Located in the heart of Obidos, this pousada is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Obidos Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Obidos Lagoon and Barata Feyo Museum. Jose Malhoa ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (190 reviews)
"We stayed in the castle tower which is totally worth the extra money for that experience alone. Lovely breakfast, dining restaurant was closed due to Covid. The shops and restaurants within the wall town were a delight"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2021

Pousada Castelo de Óbidos - Historic Hotel
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The Village Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort
The Village Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Avenida D. Pedro I, no. 30, Amoreira, Obidos
The price is AU$137 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Located in Obidos, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Baleal Beach, Obidos Lagoon and Supertubos Beach. Obidos Castle ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (47 reviews)
"Nice property close to the Marriott (3-4 min drive ) nice pool good facilities including washing machine and dishwasher. Very spacious and close to the mini supermarket."

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019

The Village Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort
Amorous house inside the walls of the castle of Óbidos
Amorous house inside the walls of the castle of Óbidos
Travessa Joaquim Maria da Silva Freire 4, Obidos, Leiria District
This family-friendly Obidos villa is located by the sea, 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Obidos Castle, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Praia do Bom Sucesso and Dom Carlos I ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (8 reviews)
Casa da Travessa in Óbidos
"My wife and I absolutely loved Gabriela's place. Spacious, comfortable, and well-situated. Don't pass up a chance to stay here."

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2017

Amorous house inside the walls of the castle of Óbidos
Mood Lodging - Ocean
Mood Lodging - Ocean
Rua da Calçada 15, Obidos, Leiria District
The price is AU$145 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
This family-friendly Obidos apartment building is located in a rural location, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Obidos Castle, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Praia do Bom Sucesso ...
Mood Lodging - Ocean
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