a medieval, walled hilltop town
Portugal has many fortified hilltop towns but Obidos is both in amazingly
good shape and not too far from Lisbon. The must-do after an initial
stroll in the cobbled streets to admire the co-ordinated colour schemes
and pot flowers, followed by a glass of port, is a walk along at least
part of the town's high and mighty ramparts.
Try to stay overnight as the town is besieged by armies of militant
shutter snappers during the middle of the day. When they have retreated
and silence descends, that's the time to absorb the true beauty
of it all.
Various delightful little old pensao are available if you book
ahead. Marvao, in the Alto Alentejo is a lot less busy and nearly
Obidos is not far from Mafra, Sintra, Alcobaca monastery
and Batalha abbey.
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