Obidos

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Obidos featuring landscape views, tranquil scenes and a sunset

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.

Where to stay in Obidos

The Literary Man
The Literary Man
4 out of 5
Rua de Dom João de Ornelas, Obidos, 2510-074
The price is Rs8,046 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Obidos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (189 reviews)
"The staff are great and very helpful. The dining room / bar is a very cool space. Our room was very small, with a carpet well past it’s prime."

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2022

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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, 2510-451
The price is Rs13,256 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Obidos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (334 reviews)
"Great location for relaxation."

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2022

Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
The Beachfront Praia D'el Rey Golf & Beach Resort
The Beachfront Praia D'el Rey Golf & Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Rua Josefa de Óbidos, 2, Obidos, Amoreira, 2510-451
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The price is Rs14,038 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Obidos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (85 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay! The 3 bedroom villa was spacious, clean, and beautiful. The views were breathtaking and we were right on the beach! I highly recommend staying here if you'll be in the area. Just make sure you have a car because it made our lives so much easier to have a car to get around ..."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2021

The Beachfront Praia D'el Rey Golf & Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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, 2510-453
The price is Rs10,544 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Obidos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 10 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (56 reviews)
Well maintained and spacious
"We highly enioyed our stay, cleanliness, and wealth of amenities"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2021

The Village Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort
Óbidos Wood Villas
Óbidos Wood Villas
3 out of 5
Rua bairro dos arneiros, Olho Marinho, Obidos, 2510-000
Stay at this 3-star golf villa in Obidos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Bom Sucesso Golf Course and Obidos Castle are ...
Óbidos Wood Villas
Wallis Villa
Wallis Villa
3 out of 5
Avenida Dona Isabel de Aragão, Obidos, Centro, 2510-451
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Obidos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Popular attractions Almagreira Beach and Bom Sucesso Golf Course ...
Wallis Villa
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