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