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Praca de Santa Maria, Obidos 2510-217, Portugal
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All reviews beautiful church small church pretty church gold leaf blue and white tiles walls are covered ceramic tiles beautiful tile work virgin mary the main square worth a visit walled town paintings interior isabella naves altar
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you're in the village be sure to go in to see this. It's small but lovely. Very typical European church. Each one has something special. This one has quite a bit of gold leaf and the altar is lovely.

Thank Beachgalxo
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Santa Maria Church may be small but it packs a wallop. Beautiful painted ceilings over each of the three naves, and the walls are covered with 17th century tiles.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Everywhere you look is gold leaf covering wood statues and altars. The painting are old but masterful

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Since you already came to the walled town, it is an easy visit to the church in the middle of your walk. It is relatively simple on the outside. The alter is impressive.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This church is good, but not any better than most churches in the area. If you are in Obidos, of course you should check it out. It has good tile work and is in great shape exterior & interior-wise.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were lucky that the church reopened around 2 so we were able to see the interior with the fine walls of tiles and paintings.

Thank John W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a 12th century church and well worth visiting. Suffered from an earthquake in the 1500's. also an interesting story of a wedding for the future king when he was 10 years old and to his 8 year old cousin.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My family definitely enjoyed visiting the church but we had a lot of questions and did not have anyone to answer them. So we spent the day reading and looking on own. To good thing the church had information written on all of it exhibits....More

Thank leenylove
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is the main village church of Obidos. It is still in use, and is well-maintained. It is meters away from the main street, so easy to visit.

Thank RodMcLeod
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Located off a plaza in the center of the walled town of Obidos, the Church of Santa Maria is definitely worth a visit. The church is located on the site of a Visigoth Church that was turned into a mosque when the Moors conquered Portugal....More

Thank John B
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