The medieval village of Óbidos is one of the most picturesque and well preserved in Portugal. Óbidos presents a selection of historical, cultural and artistic monuments that impress the visitors, making Óbidos one of the most attractive places to visit and share experiences.

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Itinerary

  • 1

    Village Door

    Admire the oratory with a balcony covered with 18th century tiles representing the Passion of Christ. One can find the inscription referring to the Patroness Saint of Óbidos, Our Lady of Sorrow, stating the following: “The Virgin, Our Lady was conceived without original sin”. There are also two interesting details at the Town Gate area: the painted ceiling, recently restored, representing a crown of thorns and the double doors typical of Portuguese Castles.

  • 2

    Rua Direita (Main Street)

    Recognized by this designation since the 14th century, this street connects the door of the village to the Palace of Alcaides. In the 16th and 17th centuries, this street had big changes, hiding some Gothic doorways.

  • 3

    Chapel of S. Martinho

    At the entrance of this chapel built in the 14th century, you can admire two magnificent stone sculptures from the 15th century, representing the Virgin of Maternity and the Angel Gabriel. Outside the chapel you can see two tombs that were taken from the inside during the French Invasions.

  • 4

    Misericordia Church

    Founded by the Queen Dona Leonor in the 15th century, this church has an important set of artistic treasures. One of the most significant images is the old blue porcelain statue of the Virgin Mary, which can be seen in the entrance porch. The church's interior is completely covered in 17th century tiles, placed here during the last important phase of restoration (1678). Also very interesting is the tomb of the Countess of Cavaleiros, Dona Luiza Guerra. The wooden barrel vaulting of the ceiling is painted with various decorative motifs and the royal crown.

  • 5

    Santa Maria Church

    Located in main square (Saint Mary’s) and according with a legend, it was founded during the Visigoth period. Later it became a Mosque, and after King Afonso Henriques conquered it from the Moors, it became a Christian Temple. The church also became famous in 1441, when Afonso V, aged 10, married his cousin Isabel, aged 8.

  • 6

    The Castle

    This castle, of Roman origin, was built under Arab domain. After the Christian conquest (1148), the castle was repaired and enlarged many times. During the reign of King Manuel I, the governor orders the construction of a palace and changes some parts of the castle. In the Alcaide’s palace, a manueline window can be found. The chimney in the main room and the portal with the royal coat of arms of the Noronha family is also from this time. The palace suffered great damages with the 1755 earthquake. During the 20th century it was found completely in ruins. It was restored in order to house the State Inn – the first state inn in a historic building.

  • 7

    Senhor da Pedra Sanctuary

    Outside the walls of Óbidos, visit this incredible sanctuary, with its hexagonal shape and pyramidal green glazed roof. It was built between 1740-47, at the height of the Baroque period, but the details were never finished, which may be why some of the windows look oddly upside down. It is dedicated to Senhor da Pedra, and the pilgrimage dedicated to him takes place on 28th May. In the sanctuary square there is a delightful blue and white fountain, elegantly fashioned in the Baroque style.

  • 8

    Óbidos Lagoon

    The Óbidos Lagoon is the largest saltwater lagoon in Portugal with the lakes and waterways extending for 6 kilometers. The area offers stunning scenery combined with a very traditional and hospitable Portuguese atmosphere. The calm inland waters provide a sheltered environment for a variety of wildlife, which can be viewed from one of the scenic walks. The best beaches of the region are at the mouth of the Lagoon near the pretty town of Foz do Arelho.

  Included

  • Pick-up and drop off at accommodation (Torres Vedras, Santa Cruz, Lourinhã, Peniche and Óbidos area)
  • Exclusive local guide/driver
  • Public liability and personal accidents insurance
  • Bottled water

 

  Not Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses

Minimal number of participants: 4
Price pax: 40€
Children: Under 5 years – Free
5-10 year: 50% Tour price

Language: Portuguese, English, Spanish

Reservation is required until 2 days before the activity

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