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Óbidos village and castle.

Óbidos is a village in western Central Portugal. The town is a popular destination due to its walled hilltop medieval centre.

Get in[edit]

Map of Óbidos

Óbidos village lies on both the A8 and A15 motorways.

Rodoviária do Oeste's Rápida Verde coach bus service provides frequent connections to Lisbon, Bombarral, and Caldas da Rainha.

The Óbidos railway station is served by Comboios de Portugal's Linha do Oeste (Western Line).

Get around[edit]


Óbidos castle.
Óbidos azulejo's art.

The village is dominated by an old medieval castle with a portion of the village located within the fortress walls.

  • Clock Tower
  • Mother Church of Saint Mary
  • Municipal Museum, located in the old Council Chamber House


  • Walk the 1.5-km walls of the fortress


  • a typical cherry liquor with a strong taste. You can buy small or medium bottles to drink or take home.




Go next[edit]

  • Fátima — the city and the Marian shrine of the worldwide famous apparitions of the Virgin Mary
  • Batalha — near Fátima is located the beautiful Monastery of Saint Mary of the Victory of the Battle
  • Tomar — the city of the Knights Templar: it is highly recommended to visit the medieval castle and the Convent of Christ
  • Alcobaça — monastery and excellent conventual sweets and pastries
  • Nazaré — a lovely village that became an international surf spot and entered into the Guinness World Records for its gigantic sea waves
  • Peniche and the Berlengas islands
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