Obidos

Travel Guide
Obidos showing a sunset, tranquil scenes and landscape views
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.

Where to stay in Obidos

Hotel Louro
Hotel Louro
3 out of 5
Rua Antiga Estrada Real, Nº2, Pinhal, Obidos, 2510-132
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €59 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Obidos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (321 reviews)
"Location perfect, walkable to the old town. Lovely little terrace and great parking. Covenience store, petrol and outdoor laundromat close at hand. Two larger grocery stores within a kilometer walk away…even a mobile phone shop for SIM card purchases. A con is that the hotel could use some refurbishment. ..."

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

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, 2510-451
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €132 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Obidos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (360 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with very friendly staff. Beach is beautiful, breakfast is delicious. Emprata restaurant is a must go."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2022

Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort
Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort
5 out of 5
Cabeço da Serra, Obidos, 2510-665 Vau
The price is €112 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Obidos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (180 reviews)
Living La Dolce Royal Obidos!
"Staff was great! Room with a better view would have been nice but the room itself was excellent. The included breakfast was beyond amazing!!!!! Spa and exercise rooms were top shelf. Did I mention the awesome staff???!!!!!!"

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2022

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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, 2510-453
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Obidos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 10 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (63 reviews)
Well maintained and spacious
"We highly enioyed our stay, cleanliness, and wealth of amenities"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2021

Óbidos Wood Villas
Óbidos Wood Villas
3 out of 5
Rua bairro dos arneiros, Olho Marinho, Obidos, 2510-000
Stay at this 3-star golf villa in Obidos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Bom Sucesso Golf Course and Obidos Castle are ...
Villa With Heated Private Pool and WiFi
Villa With Heated Private Pool and WiFi
Obidos
Stay at this family-friendly villa in Obidos. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Lovely!
"We had a lovely stay at this Villa, loved the pool and the games room, it was clean and well equipped. We had a really relaxing holiday."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2022

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