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Day Trip to Obidos Medieval Village From Lisbon in 2017

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On June 5, 2017
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Obidos Medieval Village From Lisbon - Not to be missed, just one hour away from the city, it's totally recommended to be visited, including the old medieval village and the castle.

Obidos is one of the most popular and most known tourist destinations in Portugal. Very short distance from Lisbon (1h approx), Obidos is one of the most interesting medieval villages in the country.

Obidos has been inhabited for ages since the early Celt tribes, and also Phoenicians. Further research found evidence of Roman presence in this region of Obidos. After the Roman Empire collapse, the area was dominated by the Visigoths, and the Moorish took over after the 8th century A.C., who established the fortification on top of the hill.
Finally, once Portugal became an independent country, the village of Obidos was conquered to the Moors by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1148. Since then, the village turned to be known as the village of the Queens, being given often as a wedding gift to them by their husbands, the Portuguese Kings.

Today Obidos is a very nice, fortified/walled village, with a lot of little shops where visitors can stroll and visit around. It also features several old churches, and also the castle area, turned today into a luxury 5-star boutique hotel (Pousada de Obidos), totally recommended for someone who wishes something special.

There is also a special event every year in July, called the Medieval Market of Obidos, which shows for almost a month, a recreation of the old medieval times, with multiple events happening, old food stalls, knights, fights, and much more for visitors entertainment!

The best option to visit Obidos is taking a Private Tour from Lisbon. You can follow the link below. Usually a morning is enough to visit the village, and you can also combine with a visit to Nazaré, Batalha or Alcobaça, which are located very close to Obidos. Visitors heading to Fatima often stop in Obidos on their way back to Lisbon as well.

Obidos Medieval Village From Lisbon - Not to be missed, just one hour away from the city, it's totally recommended to be visited, including the old medieval village and the castle.

Gonzalo

Founder & Owner at The Lisbon Guide
Passionate traveler, entrepreneur, webdesigner, travel article writter and Lisbon Private Guide. Based in Lisbon and experienced in tourism for over 15 years, with multiple ongoing projects, today traveling with his family. Also an avid tripadvisor user level 6 with more than 180.000 readers worldwide, helping thousands of travelers yearly to plan a perfect trip. I work also as a Private Tour Guide of Lisbon, please email me here to hire my services.
Day Trip to Obidos Medieval Village From Lisbon in 2017
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