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Óbidos

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Added on 08 Feb 2021,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 08 Feb 2021

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Type of sights

Old town

 

Name and address

Óbidos

PT-2510-106 Óbidos

Geodetic coordinates

39.361951 -9.157153

Communication

Óbidos, city wall and castle
Óbidos, city wall and castle
Óbidos, in the village center
Óbidos, in the village center
Óbidos, in the village center
Óbidos, in the village center
Sanctuary of Senhor Jésus da Pedra at Óbidos
Sanctuary of Senhor Jésus da Pedra at Óbidos

Óbidos is a village in the Oeste subregion of Central Portugal. The town is a popular destination due to its walled hilltop medieval centre.

Understand

In recognition of its literary connections, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) added Óbidos to its Creative Cities Network in 2015.

See

  • Castelo de Óbidos (Óbidos Castle), Rua Josefa de Óbidos. The village is dominated by an old medieval castle with a portion of the village located within the fortress walls. Wikipedia Icon
  • Igreja de Santa Maria (Church of St. Mary), Praça de Santa Maria, +351 262 959633. The mother church/main church of Óbidos. In Moorish times, this was a mosque. After the Christian reconquest in 1148, it was dedicated as a Catholic church. Much renovation occurred in the 16th century, when the bell tower was added. Wikipedia Icon (updated Jan 2021)
  • Museu Municipal de Óbidos (Municipal Museum), Rua Direita 97 (in the old Council Chamber House), +351 262 955557. Tu–Su 10:00–13:00 & 14:00–17:00, closed M. The museum covers the town's art and religious devotion. It features paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries, particularly by André Reinoso and Josefa d’Óbidos. (updated Jan 2021)
  • Porta da Vila (Porta da Senhora da Piedade), Rua Josefa de Óbidos 2. The entryway into the town's medieval walls takes you through a tiled portico. On a balcony above, here's a baroque chapel-oratory dedicated to Our Lady of Mercy, the town's patron saint (a/k/a Mary, the mother of Jesus).
  • Óbidos Aqueduct (Aqueduto de Óbidos). The Óbidos Aqueduct is a 16th-century aqueduct that spans the municipality. Wikipedia Icon
  • Santuário do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, Largo do Santuário (N8 road NE of Óbidos town). This sanctuary, inaugurated in 1747, is one of Portugal's main baroque monuments. Its unusual hexagonal shape is surprising. Wikipedia Icon

Do

  • Walk the 1.5 km (0.93 mi) walls of the fortress.

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'Óbidos', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 28 January 2021, 09:21 UTC, https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=%C3%93bidos&oldid=4140754 [accessed 8 February 2021]

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Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Caminhos do Mar

Route

0,1 km

EuroVelo: Atlantic Coast Route - Part France to Portugal

Route

1,3 km

Atlantic cost route - part of Spain and Portugal

Tour

1,3 km

Lissabon - Caminha

Tour

1,3 km

Added on 08 Feb 2021,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 08 Feb 2021