A PLACE WHICH WAS ONCE
THE GIFT OF KINGS

With its narrow cobbled streets, simple white houses, their walls picked out in touches of bright blue or ochre, and imposing castle, the medieval walled town of Óbidos is a fascinating monument to Portugal's rich and turbulent past.

Once the wedding gift of D. Afonso II to his bride D. Urraca, and later of D.Dinis to D. Santa Isabel, the town has strong royal connections, and in 1481 D. Afonso married D. Isabel here in the town's main church of Santa Maria.

Recognized as an important national treasure, Óbidos has been carefully preserved, and is today a place where you can step back in time. Strolling its ancient streets, where in springtime, geraniums and bougainvillea create a riot of colour, or enjoying stunning views of the surrounding countryside from its majestic walls, you will experience the rare magic of a place steeped in history.