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This town is the most perfectly preserved 13th-century village in central Portugal. For 600 years, Óbidos was the personal property of Portuguese queens, a symbolic love offering from their adoring husbands.

We’re not convinced our stop for the night (Óbidos) was entirely worth it. This town is the most perfectly preserved 13th-century village in central Portugal. For 600 years, Óbidos was the personal property of Portuguese queens, a symbolic love offering from their adoring husbands. 

It’s very pretty, fun to walk the walls, and specializes in historical costume events. Had a very family friendly focus, and without kids we felt rather out of place. We ate at the “fancy” restaurant in the castle (**Posada do Castelo), not amazing but a good experience.

Stay in the old town. We opted for *Casa d’Obidos just outside, and it was too country for our taste, lots and lots of bugs that made being outside difficult.

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