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    The castle

    by salinhopt Written Sep 23, 2003

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    Besides its military function, it was also the Royal Palace. In 1950, it became the first historic Pousada (State Inn) in Portugal.

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    Saint James church

    by salinhopt Written Sep 23, 2003

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    Constructed in 1186, it was rebuilt between 1755 and 1778. Today, it is used as a Municipal Auditorium.

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    Lovelly tiles

    by salinhopt Written Sep 23, 2003

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    As in other citys in Portugal, ?bidos offers beautifull tiles all over the city. Some tiles are 700 years old!!!

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    Former Town Hall/ Museum

    by salinhopt Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Built in the 16th century, it was also the Municipal Court and Prison. The Municipal museum was readapted in 1970 to become the Museum of Abilio de Matos e Silva.

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    Saint Peters church

    by salinhopt Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Built during the 13th and the 14th centuries, it was reconstructed after the 1755 earthquake. Gilt wood retable dating 1690.

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    Saint John the baptist church

    by salinhopt Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Founded by Queen Isabel in 1309 and enlarged in the 16th century. Today, it houses the parochial Museum of Obidos.

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    Blue stripes

    by acemj Updated Mar 8, 2003

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    The blue stripes are in a beautiful shade of blue that reminds me of the sky. I'm not sure of the significance of the blue and yellow stripes of Óbidos, but I think it adds to the village's charm.

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    Small entrance

    by acemj Updated Mar 8, 2003

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    This is a shot of the small doorway in which we actually entered the city that faces the main highway that passes by. It is one of only a few openings in the wall that surrounds the city.

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    S. Tiago Church

    by acilina Written Feb 25, 2003

    Built by D. Sancho I in 1186, it was destroyed by the earthquake of 1755 and rebuilt in 1772. Nowadays is used as an Auditorium.

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    Local wine shops

    by acilina Written Feb 25, 2003

    Today they sell cherry brandy "ginginha", locally made, and they offer it to taste in a small chocolate cup. There was a long line to it!

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