Besides its military function, it was also the Royal Palace. In 1950, it became the first historic Pousada (State Inn) in Portugal.
Saint James church
Constructed in 1186, it was rebuilt between 1755 and 1778. Today, it is used as a Municipal Auditorium.
As in other citys in Portugal, ?bidos offers beautifull tiles all over the city. Some tiles are 700 years old!!!
Former Town Hall/ Museum
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.
Saint Peters church
Built during the 13th and the 14th centuries, it was reconstructed after the 1755 earthquake. Gilt wood retable dating 1690.
Saint John the baptist church
Founded by Queen Isabel in 1309 and enlarged in the 16th century. Today, it houses the parochial Museum of Obidos.
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.
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.
S. Tiago Church
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
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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