North of Lisbon, in a region of rolling hills and vineyards, you will find the charming town of Obidos
Obidos has not changed much over the past centuries. In fact, the medieval castle walls still surround the entire town for about a mile. In the 13th century the King gave it to the Queen as a wedding present and since then the town has been filled with treasures: Churches, palaces and new castle walls that today still remind us of the presence of the royalty in Obidos.
While walking around the narrow streets of Obidos you will see why this town is considered by many one of the most beautiful villages of Portugal. In the town square stands the impressive church of Santa Maria with an astonishing collection of glazed tiles and paintings. Behind some of the town's doors you can taste the regional specialty of "Ginjinha" - cherry liquor sipped from a small chocolate cup. From there you can trek up to the top of the castle and admire the impressive views over the fertile fields of Obidos that brought so much fame and fortune to the town and the country.