Visit the most romantic village in the country, Obidos, a perfectly preserved 13th-century village that for centuries was the love offering of Portuguese kings to their queens. This village enjoys a privileged hilltop setting above a peaceful valley of vineyards.
Enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful countryside to the medieval town of Obidos, dating back to 308 BC. Since the day that King Diniz gave his young bride Isabel of Aragon the town, it has been the wedding gift to all of Portugal's queens. You’ll feel as if you are travelling back in time as you enter through its arched gates. Visit the 17th-century Parish Church of Santa Maria, with its magnificent interior decorations in blue and white tiles.
Explore the narrow cobblestone streets at your leisure and feast your eyes on the colorful houses.There are lots shops to browse in, or you may wish to hike up to the castle, now a hotel or explore the old lookout path on top of the city wall.
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Note: Tour involves approximately 1/2 mile of walking on cobblestone streets with some inclines. Additional walking during free time is at guest’s discretion.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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