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Castelo de Óbidos, Obidos

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The Castle of Óbidos is a well-preserved medieval castle located in the civil parish of Santa Maria, São Pedro e Sobral da Lagoa, in the municipality of Óbidos, Portuguese district of Leiria.HistoryÓbidos had its foundation in the existence of a fortified settlement, likely over the Luso-Roman castro and Roman oppidum (then civitas) on the hilltop, that was the mysterious Eburobrittium, once cited by Pliny the Elder as being situated between Collipo (near present-day Leiria) and Olisipo (Lisbon). Archeological surveys later resulted in the discovery of a forum, baths and other Roman structures near the settlement. The area was later settled by the Lusitanos (since the 4th century BC) and Romans in the first century, but later occupied by Visigoths during the 5th and 6th century and Muslims, who were responsible for fortifying the town in the 8th century.
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  • Not open in January. Know that if you go in January the castle is NOT open. How disappointing. Many things were not open either. 
    Not open in January. Know that if you go in January the castle is NOT open. How disappointing. Many things were not open either.  more »
  • The outer walls of the Castelo de Obidos , this medieval castle enclose the entire town. Very well preserved. 
    The outer walls of the Castelo de Obidos , this medieval castle enclose the entire town. Very well preserved.  more »
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  • We choose this expensive hotel which cost us 220 EU, the highest price we spent in Portugal/Spain, since we wanted the experience, as described in the website, of a nice room in the castle and were willing to pay this expensive price for what is presented in the website. A "cottage at the castle" for this expensive amount looks very promised (on the website). We checked in and payed. Then we were taken to the smallest hotel room that we have ever experienced. One cannot open the suitcase there. Not present in the castle (perhaps this was the servants’ part). Not any equipment in the room, nor nearby parking, not any view of the valley or the castle. And all this for 220 EU? How could have we know all that from the website. This is a completely misleading and cheating the tourists. We complained at the office but were told that this is what we ordered and therefore they cannot help. Be aware of that cheating.
  • Very cool castle and village inside the walls of this pre-Medieval fortress. An place to easily spend a day exploring, but if you are able to stay overnight in the real castle, do so! Nice restaurants in the city, lots of tourist shopping. Enjoy a day!

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