Óbidos, the magnificent walled town, where it seems time didn't pass. To walk abroad Óbidos streets is to lose yourself in the alleys of history and live the fantastic ambience of a medieval village that arrives to the third millennium almost intact. The beautiful castle dominates the all town, the white houses among thousands of flower scents, the beautiful churches and the rich mansions and squares. The municipality is spread out in about 140 km² of area,Read More
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Every year, more than a hundred extras and international street animation groups choose Óbidos as scenery to perform a travel to the Middle Ages, through the already traditional medieval market. For eleven days and nights, the party includes permanent animation as pageants, burlesque episodes, travelling players, troubadours, beggars, jongleurs, dances, weapon tournaments, fire exercises, judgement and punishment of heretics and criminals and a simulation of a castle assault.Read More
Óbidos remains a privileged stage to the celebration of historical and religious events. Evoking the Passion and Death of Christ, the Holy Week attracts to town thousands of Portuguese and foreign tourists, all of them joined by devotion or culture. Raising the highest tourism interest, early the Holy Week became Óbidos best poster, and there is no doubt, in its genre, those are the most impressive religious ceremonies of West region. Being the highest point of ÓbidosRead More
During November, the International Festival of Chocolate liven up the historical Óbidos, always promising several novelties which are temptations to those most greedy. Usually, this festival includes chocolate and wine pairing tastes directed by enologists, a gallery presenting chocolate sculpture exhibitions, the restaurants area and also interactive spectacles to younger public. Right at the entrance, visitors are welcomed at Town's Gate in tents where municipal communities are installed, and there they may buy cooked products containing chocolate,Read More
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