Obidos Village, Obidos

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Discover the quaint, medieval Obidos Village, which is encircled by castle walls. This romantic village is nicknamed the Wedding Present Town because it was a gift from King Dinis to his new wife in 1282. The entire village is a National Monument and is known as an extremely well-preserved example of medieval architecture. Stroll among its charming squares, cobblestone streets, and colorful homes. Visit the town museum, Santa Maria church, Misericordia church, and Amoreira aqueduct. Using our world travel planner, Obidos attractions like Obidos Village can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We love Carcassonne in France so we knew we would love Obidos. A walled city with a castle, steeped in history. The shopkeepers and staff in the restaurants were lovely to us too.  more »
  • The strange name "Obidos" is a Latinized (oppidum) of the Celtic word Eburobrittium (town, citadel). So the expression "I will go to the town of Obidus" is almost tautological. Like any...  more »

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