Obidos Village
Obidos Village
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  • batravn
    Copenhagen, Denmark157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beatuful town, but be ready for the tourists
    Obidos is one of the most popular destinations for cruise tourists coming out of Lisbon. This could be seen every morning from around 9 AM, when the busses arrive and unload massive amounts of tourists, who all walk the same (cozy) main street up to the castle and church. While being an amazing town inside the city walls, one must be prepared for the massive amount of tourists in this small town. Do, however, walk the wall of the fortress all around the town with amazing views.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Patty B
    Nashville, Tennessee1,439 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Lovely Little Town
    This was a quaint, lovely town. Our useless tour guide dropped us off to explore on our own. From what I am reading from other reviewers I guess we were lucky, as it was not crowded with cruise ship passengers. We went in the lovely shops, had the cherry liquor drink, ginjinha at a lovely spot. They were selling it almost everywhere, even out in front of the shops. We almost purchased them from a woman on the street then found this shop called ginjinha da porta 7. It is pretty close to the front of the village. The proprietor there was worth the visit. He was so engaging and friendly. Also, the little chocolate cups the drinks were in were very good. It was a nice experience. We are not crazy about street vendors, especially selling chocolate outside and it wasn't even summer. The streets in this town are steep and the tile/stones slippery. This was the norm everywhere we went including Lisbon. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, even then we saw streets we couldn't go up or god forbid back down ! Some had railings but not all of them.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia2,622 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A charming (slightly touristy) medieval village
    Entering the castle walls takes you into this charming village with its medieval streets and vibe. There is much to see and do - lots of restaurants, gift and souvenir shops; many with locally made wares, galleries, bars and much more. Be aware that many restaurants don't open until later in the evening - a little late for us. There are a couple of churches, one now a bookshop, and the castle walls are there to be climbed by the adventurous - some parts have no security barriers or handrails and could be dangerous for children. This is an excellent and largely authentic experience. Highly recommended.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Louise Masin Sattler
    Los Angeles, California1,462 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting for a few hours.
    Obidos is a quaint area highlighted by a castle once constructed for Moors and then occupied by Portuguese. We arrived hoping to see the holiday festival. It closed early ( before 5pm)- thus we didn’t get to see any booths or vendors. We did frequent the many shops located along the main thoroughfare. A number of the places sold the local sherry and chocolate drink- Ginja. Apparently you drink their sherry in chocolate cups and then eat the cup! A few tips: 1) Obidos is built on a hill with many steep climbs and rough cobblestone paths. It is not a driving city. 2) Obidos is a town that caters to tourists who visit during the daytime. There is no nightlife and few restaurants. 3) English is understood here by some people. 4) a wheelchair would be difficult to operate on these streets and enter the narrow doors of most stores. Plus tiny steps seem to be at every turn! The stones of the street become quite slippery during rainy days.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 December 2023
  • ipek s
    52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming little town
    It is a very charming little village which makes you take a trip to the history and back. We were there during Christmas so it was crazy busy but still it was a delight to visit this little town and the castle. We didn’t pay to go into the castle rather walked on the walls of it. They have some goood restaurants!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 December 2023
  • Quill2005
    Ocala, Florida266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Charming Medieval Hilltop Village
    A charming old Medieval hill town with small shops and restaurants dotting the narrow old streets. Definitely try the local specialty, ginja, a cherry liquer. Drink it in a chocolate cup if you can then eat the chocolate cup; both are delicious. Many of the shops sell ginja, so be sure to purchase some. Lots of opportunities to take photos of this quaint town with its own Medieval castle and walls. Don’t miss the beautiful Azulejo at the city gate with its intricate blue and white tiles.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Pietro J
    Toronto, Canada362 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Medieval town
    A town of 3000 people sheltered behind complete fortifications and overlooked by a grand citadel. There are great views of the countryside in all directions if you decide to climb the wall. The town is charming with the upper street leading to the citadel which houses a pousada and the lower street into the main town Tastefully restored it is a very pleasant walk along the cobbled streets with many [not too many] interesting shops, cafes and restos. A market square, an aqueduct from across the valley complete the sites. Couldnt work out why this large [for the middle ages] town was here in the middle of nowhere; turns out it was a river port but the river silted up in the 16C [shades of Bruges].
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 April 2024
  • careyontravels
    Boulder, Colorado85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy visit to Obidos Village
    This is our second time visiting Obidos Village. We enjoyed walking the castle walls and walking around the old town. It gets very crowded on weekends and when tour buses arrive, which took away from our enjoyment.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 May 2024
  • Patricia Q
    County Tipperary, Ireland84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Obidos will charm you!
    Obidos is a special place with a gorgeous atmosphere. We walked along the city walls to start with. It's not a walk for the fainthearted (there are no handrails to stop your fall) but the path is more than wide enough for one person walking along it. My advice is to hold on to the castle wall. It is worth the effort for the views out to Queen's Valley or over the rooftops of the town. We then ambled along the cobbled streets, popping in and out of artisan shops oozing in creative works. There is ample choice of places to eat and drink and lots of spaces to sit and rest and savour the Obidos air. The town gate has a lovely surprise in store when you reach it. An eclectic mix of busking awaits you. We witnessed an opera singer and a rock band during the two times we passed through the gate. The only thing that looks stressful in this town is driving on its very narrow streets! Apart from that, Obidos will charm you much more than you might ever expect!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2024
  • Keega16
    412 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So Cute!
    This really is a cute "toy" town. Very picturesque. Mostly full of touristy shops but worth a visit. The wall around the town is a marvel. High up and with no railing but you are free to walk around as much as you dare. I enjoyed it much more early in the day before it got crowded. If you are staying for dinner don't wait too late as there did not seem to be many options as it got later. Bring good shoes for the cobblestones!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2024
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Gisela M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Family
Beautiful place, with amazing views and very colorful place. Excellent restaurants and the people are really friendly. A lot of unique handcrafted gifts and artesian stuff .
Written 11 July 2024
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Keega16
412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
This really is a cute "toy" town. Very picturesque. Mostly full of touristy shops but worth a visit. The wall around the town is a marvel. High up and with no railing but you are free to walk around as much as you dare. I enjoyed it much more early in the day before it got crowded. If you are staying for dinner don't wait too late as there did not seem to be many options as it got later. Bring good shoes for the cobblestones!
Written 5 July 2024
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Bia11
Tampa, FL115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Friends
So beautiful despite the rain and its small size it was a delightful experience. People are very friendly and welcoming!
Written 3 July 2024
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orrdin
New York918 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
This was a lovely spot for a visit - large medieval wall and castle, quaint streets, lovely stores - we spent a few hours walking around and seeing the attractions - didn’t seem like we needed more time but we were happy we came.
Written 30 June 2024
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Patricia Q
County Tipperary, Ireland84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Obidos is a special place with a gorgeous atmosphere. We walked along the city walls to start with. It's not a walk for the fainthearted (there are no handrails to stop your fall) but the path is more than wide enough for one person walking along it. My advice is to hold on to the castle wall. It is worth the effort for the views out to Queen's Valley or over the rooftops of the town.
We then ambled along the cobbled streets, popping in and out of artisan shops oozing in creative works.
There is ample choice of places to eat and drink and lots of spaces to sit and rest and savour the Obidos air. The town gate has a lovely surprise in store when you reach it. An eclectic mix of busking awaits you. We witnessed an opera singer and a rock band during the two times we passed through the gate.
The only thing that looks stressful in this town is driving on its very narrow streets! Apart from that, Obidos will charm you much more than you might ever expect!
Written 29 June 2024
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jubieSheffield
sheffield38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Obidos is a beautiful place, cobbled streets, within the castle walls, with Cafes and restaurants. And Artisan shops. With Plenty of parking in the area.
Written 9 May 2024
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drmader
Orinda, CA2,918 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very skinny treacherous road up to park..one area closed may 4-12 for an event and we were out of time for the hike to other side ..gorgeously preserved medieval walled city so we enjoyed from afar..love to come another time when we could spend more time
Written 6 May 2024
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careyontravels
Boulder, CO85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is our second time visiting Obidos Village. We enjoyed walking the castle walls and walking around the old town. It gets very crowded on weekends and when tour buses arrive, which took away from our enjoyment.
Written 6 May 2024
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Pietro J
Toronto, Canada362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A town of 3000 people sheltered behind complete fortifications and overlooked by a grand citadel.
There are great views of the countryside in all directions if you decide to climb the wall.
The town is charming with the upper street leading to the citadel which houses a pousada and the lower street into the main town
Tastefully restored it is a very pleasant walk along the cobbled streets with many [not too many] interesting shops, cafes and restos.
A market square, an aqueduct from across the valley complete the sites.
Couldnt work out why this large [for the middle ages] town was here in the middle of nowhere; turns out it was a river port but the river silted up in the 16C [shades of Bruges].
Written 15 April 2024
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EilSat
Methuen, MA325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is an ancient tiled city which is still a city today. We were on a private tour and our guide, John, showed us around. I enjoyed the well decorated chapel.
Written 15 April 2024
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