The village is wonderful, but a bit too crowded. Lots of tourists during the day, . Very well preserved. It was great to walk in the old streets with the children
... but you'd expect that. There's so much to see and do, our 2 small children never got bored or impatient. Can't wait for this year to return!
If you want to visit Obidos for Obidos - and you definitely should! - please pick another time. The Christmas Village is a good idea, if you don't mind waiting in multiple lines for hours you may even have fun, but it just takes away from the charm of the village.
Many lights abound and Christmas tree displays decorated by school children, but overall the setting is a bit off as we all know that in medieval times, no electricity existed, so... Worth visiting if you have small children and understand Portuguese. There's also a play about Christmas (separate fee) so plan ahead if wanting to attend.
I love Obidos village, and so was excited for this year's trip to see Vila Natal. On the one hand, it has plenty of fun things to see and do, especially for kids. Ice skating, a frozen slide, Santa's workshop and a visit to the man himself, a labyrinth, etc. But there were SO many people, all we really ended... More
We made a quick visit to Obidos, Portugal (an hour's drive from Lisbon) to see the Christmas festival. It was well worth the trip. The town is quaint and interesting. The castle that dominates the community is attractive, with a stunning viaduct, impressive walls and very picturesque buildings. The festival itself was great fun -- low-key, not overly commercial and... More
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