Culture, History, and Patrimony

The beautiful location of Óbidos is immersed in history offering the Manueline-style castle, and ancient defensive walls which encircle narrow cobbled streets lined with whitewashed, bougainvillea-draped houses. An important medieval fishing and trading port, Óbidos was, in 1282 AD, given as a wedding gift by the King of Portugal Don Dinis to his new wife Dona Isabel. The town is also a kilometre north of the ruins of a Roman town, Eburobrittium. Nearby you will find the stunning Lagoa de Óbidos, the largest lagoon in Portugal and a renowned water sports centre.