By having family in the region, Óbidos is a frequent stop by for us. Even so, the vision of a village in the hills surrounded by castle walls is a sight you will never get tired of. Óbidos Portugal is always a nice visit. You will always enjoy exploring the different corners, the traditional streets with many shops, the contrast of the white and bright colours in the houses, the traditional stone roads, the old traditional tiles in the roofs, plants and trees in blossom turning Óbidos into an even more beautiful village.
Moreover, Óbidos is a very old village that changed along with times. But is still very picturesque, and still has a lot of the old times. Maybe it is what makes it so beautiful!
Additionally, be sure to visit the book stores in Óbidos! You can get lost among new and very old books, in very cosy places with amazing decoration.
Contemplanting the quiet moments Óbidos Portugal
Óbidos is very busy during the day, all year long. However, is mainly a stopping point on the way to Lisbon or the North. Therefore, as the day gets closer to the end you start to see people vanishing slowly. And if you like to contemplate the beauty of amazing places when they are more quiet, just like us, you can do it at the end of an afternoon or the beginning of an evening.
However, of course, there are exceptions. If you are looking for a quiet Óbidos, during festival seasons Óbidos will be very busy all the time. Many festivals take place in Óbidos during the year, such as the Chocolate Festival or the Medieval Festival. You can have a look at this page if you are looking for a festival in this scenario.
Hidden treasures Óbidos Portugal
Furthermore, if you have the chance to go inside one of the houses in Óbidos, you might have a really lovely experience. Many houses hide beautiful patios and gardens and spots for an amazing view over Óbidos, just like the photos below.
Before you leave, taste Capinha d’ Óbidos, a traditional sweet that has been passed from generation to generation and is now competing for one of the sweet marvels of Portugal. You can taste this sweet in the bakery with the same name while checking the bakers doing bread and chouriço bread the old traditional way, just in front of you. And how all tastes so good!
And for you, what are your favourite picturesque towns and cities?