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Where is Óbidos in Portugal?

Where is Óbidos exactly? Óbidos is situated in the Central region of Portugal and is only 80km (50 miles) from Lisbon. The trip from Lisbon to Óbidos takes one hour and a one-way ticket costs €7.95 which is purchased on board.

Why visit Óbidos?

The mediaeval town of Óbidos is one of the most picturesque and well preserved in Portugal. Quite close to the capital and located on high ground near the Atlantic coast, Óbidos has had a strategic importance in the territory.

Who owns Obidos?

Historically, Obidos was owned by the Queen of Portugal, a tradition that began in 1282 when the town was gifted to Queen Isabel on her wedding day. This royal patronage has left a positive enduring legacy on Obidos, and today it is the most charming and attractive town of central Portugal.

What are the civil parishes of Óbidos?

Administratively, it is divided into 7 civil parishes ( freguesias ): The area of the town of Óbidos is located on a hilltop, encircled by a fortified wall. Óbidos remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are a popular tourist destination. The castle now houses a pousada.

How far is Óbidos from Lisbon?

Óbidos is situated in the Central region of Portugal and is only 80km (50 miles) from Lisbon. The trip from Lisbon to Óbidos takes one hour and a one-way ticket costs €7.95 which is purchased on board.

What to do in Óbidos Portugal?

Like many traditional Portuguese towns, Óbidos Portugal features narrow cobblestoned labyrinth streets, an emblematic castle and whitewashed traditional houses. It is also a village totally encircled with town walls. Read on to find out more about Óbidos and things to do and see in this medieval village close to Lisbon.

What is the history of Óbidos in Portugal?

The retaking of Óbidos was a final stage in the conquest of the Estremadura Province region, after the settlements of Santarém, Lisbon and Torres Vedras. Following the control of the region, the settlement received its first foral ( charter) in 1195, during the reign of King Sancho I.

How many people live in the town of Óbidos?

The town proper has approximately 3100 inhabitants. The municipality population in 2011 was 11,772, in an area of 141.55 square kilometres (54.65 square miles). The castle and wall of Óbidos, view from the west.

Where can I find media related to Óbidos?

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Óbidos. The International Festival of Chocolate, Óbidos, Portugal - Official website (in Portuguese) with basic information (dates, times, ticket prices) clearly shown. GoObidos - Oficial Obidos turistic Guide (Portugal) - Official Obidos Tourist Guide.

What is the history of Óbidos?

The region of Óbidos, extending from the Atlantic to the interior of Estremadura Province along the rivers and lakes has been inhabited since the late Paleolithic. A settlement was constructed by early Celt tribes, that was later a centre of trade for the Phoenicians.

What is the population of Óbidos in Spain?

The town proper has approximately 3100 inhabitants. The municipality population in 2011 was 11,772, in an area of 141.55 square kilometres (54.65 square miles). The castle and wall of Óbidos, view from the west. The name Óbidos is a Latinised (oppidum, citadel) derivation of the older Celtic Eburobricio.

What to do in Óbidos?

The area of the town of Óbidos is located on a hilltop, encircled by a fortified wall. Óbidos remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are a popular tourist destination. The castle now houses a pousada.

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