Surrounded by a classic crenellated wall,
Óbidos’ gorgeous historic centre
(15 minute drive from hotel) is a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets and flower-bedecked, whitewashed houses
livened up with dashes of vivid yellow and blue paint.
Hill-town aficionados looking to savour Óbidos’ ‘lost in time’ qualities may find the main street to be bustling, but wind your way away from it and you'll capture some of the town's atmosphere. There are pretty bits outside the walls too.
The main gate, Porta da Vila, leads directly into the main street, Rua Direita, lined with chocolate and cherry-liqueur shops.
A medieval town, a land of lore and legend, it stands out due to its splendid cuisine, its dynamic cultural lifestyle and vast architectural and historical heritage
, visited daily by thousands of tourists.
With a magnificent countryside, outstanding verdant fields, the blue of the sea and gorgeous beaches,
it is here that Óbidos and its castle mark the landscape, an enchanting location of historical and cultural interest.
The famous Chocolate Festival is held here annually,
attracting countless foreign visitors to that historic city in the search for those century-old chocolate secrets.