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A striking castle is among the many historic landmarks packed into this little hilltop town, a scenic wonder filled with medieval architecture.

Óbidos has lots to offer visitors who are looking for a change of pace from Lisbon. Take some time out to wander the beautiful, old-fashioned streets of this compact little town and enjoy the peace and quiet it offers. See a wide range of wonderful sights including an impressive castle, a tranquil lagoon and a well-preserved 12th-century church.

Enter Óbidos via the stunning Porta da Villa, a grand gateway to the city that features beautiful blue and white tiles that are hundreds of years old. Follow the historic Óbidos Town Wall to get a sense of the size of the town. As you walk, pause often to take photos of the wonderful views across the red rooftops and winding cobbled lanes of the town.

Find Óbidos Castle in the north. This looming building looks like it came straight from an ancient legend. Look for the earliest parts of the castle, which date back to the 12th century. Those planning a lavish holiday can even stay overnight in this remarkable building, which now houses a luxury hotel.

Another wonderful example of historic architecture is the lovely Igreja de Santa Maria. Take the time to visit this beautiful white church, where King Afonso V of Portugal was married in the mid-15th century. Next, see the impressive 16th-century Óbidos Aqueduct, located around 10 minutes’ walk away.

Pick up souvenirs and local handicrafts along the Rua Direita, the town’s busiest street. This is also a great place to take a break for dinner or drinks, as there are plenty of restaurants and cafés here. Make sure you try some delicious ginja, the region’s special cherry liquor, which is sometimes served in a chocolate cup. Eat the tasty cup once you have finished drinking from it.

Reach Óbidos from Lisbon by car in a little over an hour. Spend at least a day or two here and make time to swim or sunbathe at the beautiful Lagoa de Óbidos, the peaceful lagoon to the north.

Top Hotels in Obidos

Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Vale De Janelas, Av. D. Ines de Castro, 1, Obidos
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Nestled on the beach, this Obidos hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Baleal Beach, Peniche Beach (Praia de Peniche), and Obidos Lagoon. Consolation Beach and Praia ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (300 reviews)

"Great hotel for families. Beautiful location. Breakfast is good, but it’s a shame there 0 variety between days. Other restaurants are very expensive considering quality is not very high (and Portugal is not very expensive, so hotel prices are 1.5-2x overpriced to external options). Great kids club ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
Bom Sucesso Resort
Bom Sucesso Resort
5 out of 5
Lugar do Bom Sucesso, Vau, Obidos
The price is $151 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

This family-friendly Obidos resort is steps from Praia do Bom Sucesso and Obidos Lagoon. Bom Sucesso Golf Course is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (60 reviews)
Clean golf resort hotel

"As described. Pretty clean inside and spacious apartments. The check in is not until 5pm which is far too late though in my opinion. And they aren’t willing to compromise on it at all. I’ve been here two years in a row now and they do not compromise. Poor show there - latest check in I have ever ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Bom Sucesso Resort
Evolutee Hotel
Evolutee Hotel
5 out of 5
Cabeço da Serra, Obidos
The price is $124 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17

Situated by the ocean, this luxury resort is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Obidos Lagoon and within 9 mi (15 km) of Baleal Beach and Peniche Beach (Praia de Peniche). ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (157 reviews)

"The hotel is stunningly beautiful, the views are incredible, the beds are so comfortable. The only problem is that it's very, very remote, so there are no other options for food except what the hotel has to offer. The hotel's food is awe-inspiringly mediocre. Spent €94 on two meals for two people ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Evolutee Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Obidos

Luxury 3 Bedroom Villa - Praia Del Rey With Large Private Heated Pool Near Beach
Luxury 3 Bedroom Villa - Praia Del Rey With Large Private Heated Pool Near Beach
Obidos, Leiria District

This family-friendly Obidos resort is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Almagreira Beach and Baleal Beach. Peniche Beach (Praia de Peniche) and Praia ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Villa Chloe

"Villa Chloe was as advertised. The house and property was very clean and well maintained. Basics were available and it’s a short drive to what you need. During the month of February the neighbourhood was very quiet and enjoyable for us. Maintenance staff came to cut grass, weed flower beds and were ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Luxury 3 Bedroom Villa - Praia Del Rey With Large Private Heated Pool Near Beach
The Village Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort
The Village Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Avenida D. Pedro I, no. 30, Amoreira, Obidos

Located in Obidos, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Baleal Beach, Obidos Lagoon, and Supertubos Beach. Obidos Castle ...

4.2/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"Nice property close to the Marriott (3-4 min drive ) nice pool good facilities including washing machine and dishwasher. Very spacious and close to the mini supermarket."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

The Village Praia d'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort
Beach House - Bom Sucesso Beach
Beach House - Bom Sucesso Beach
Obidos, Leiria District

Situated on the beach, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Praia do Bom Sucesso and Obidos Lagoon. Baleal Beach and Bom Sucesso Golf Course are ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Uma semana fantástica

"Propriedade fabulosa com vista para o mar/ lagoa . A menos de 5 m da praia a pé e com piscina aquecida , de verdade 👍. A praia é linda e Com pouca gente , perfeita para as crianças . jardim em redor da piscina super bem tratado e muito generoso , muito acima de qualquer casa q já tenha alugado . ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

Beach House - Bom Sucesso Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Obidos

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Oct 9, 2019

Grat place to relax. Plenty of space, easy access to lagoon eater sports and to obidos medieval town.

4/5 - Good

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Oct 4, 2019

Nice little city but like most cities in Portugal, bring your walking shoes

4/5 - Good

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Sep 14, 2019

It's a beautiful medieval city with a Lot of small shops and a National beverage called Ginja that is made from a kind of cherries. There are good restaurants to eat and churches, museums, shops and libraries to visit . The view is charming .

4/5 - Good

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Aug 24, 2019

Recommend going in late afternoon to avoid crowds of tourists.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jul 29, 2019

Must see if you have small kids.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jul 26, 2019

The walk around castle gave opportunity to make many photos with great vistas and narrow medieval streets with white houses and small green gardens. During the day locals sell a lot of souvenirs and local cherry vine in chocolate caps.

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