Óbidos was remarked for its beauty all the way back in the 13th century by Queen Isabel de Aragon and later on gifted to her by her husband King Dinis. This is a very small town which makes it very easy to do everything on foot, you won't need any kind of transportation. View the wonderful castle that has been preserved since 700s and is now a luxurious hotel. Unfortunately, the only way to view the inside of the castle is to book a room in it, but you are still allowed to access the battlements and walk the perimeter around the walls, which makes for an unforgettable experience.
Óbidos is so wonderful it basically feels like you're walking on a medieval age movie set with authentic houses painted in white, blue, and yellow. There's a beautiful church Igreja de Santa Maria on the main square which has been here for a long time and contains a Renaissance tomb fashioned by some of the most talented French sculptors of that time. If you travel from July to August you'll run into an epic event that is Mercado Medieval de Óbidos, a market fair in the home of queens with tons of events and entertainment together with delicious food and hand-crafted jewelry, scarves, and even some novelty weapons. Do not worry, even Óbidos has a wonderful lagoon where you can swim, sunbathe, relax and surf. Visiting Óbidos is nothing without trying out the famous Ginjinha! It is one of the most famous delicious alcoholic drinks in Portugal made from sour cherries in sugar and alcohol served in a chocolate cup. Óbidos is a town of a wonderful and unique tradition that is well-worth experiencing.
Because Óbidos is situated between Lisbon and Fátima, it's a perfect stop for the tours that take that route. After exploring the wonders of Lisbon, Óbidos will fit perfectly into your schedule and introduce you to preserved cultural and traditional buildings, drinks, and dishes just before you set off to visit Fátima and its Christian values, sanctuaries, chapels, and basilicas. If you are ready to explore the medieval beauty Óbidos has to offer, take a look at the tours that stop there and make sure you treat yourself to this mouthwatering wonderful experience!