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A walk near Lisbon: the village of Óbidos

Óbidos is the most picturesque and romantic medieval village in Portugal. It radiates charm and enchantment in every stone of its castle wall, in every cobbled street, in every house whitewashed in dazzling white and bright colors and surrounded by an intense blue sky.

This village is busy all year round, however we decided to give you ideas of what to do and not miss Óbidos in the summer. Because this season brings with it one of the most popular fairs in Portugal and nature's secrets perfect for a few summer days.

The distance between Lisbon and Óbidos is 80 kilometers, which can be covered in an hour by car or a little more by bus. So get ready for this trip and come with us to discover Óbidos:

Óbidos Medieval Fair (July and August)

It is perhaps the most popular fair in Óbidos, where people from all over the world come to experience an unforgettable medieval day. To live the full experience there is the possibility of renting medieval costumes there. The fair has lots of fun, music, jousting, shows and theater all over the place.

The famous medieval fair of Óbidos lasts a week, and usually takes place in the summer months, in July or August. An event you won't want to miss.

Óbidos Lagoon

Óbidos Lagoon is one of the most beautiful secrets of Óbidos.

Combining tranquility and inexplicable beauty, it is the destination of many families who decide to spend their summer days in the best way. It seems that we are one with nature, surrounded by trees and flowers as well as various marine species such as crabs, it is an experience unlike any other.

Óbidos Lagoon is a perfect place for walks, bike rides, picnics or simply a divine lunch.

For sports lovers, it is possible to rent a kayak or paddle board. There are options for windsurfing, sailing and paragliding, closer to the town of Foz do Arelho, in the municipality of Caldas da Rainha.

And of course, before leaving, you have to try the famous Óbidos ginjinha accompanied by a glass of chocolate, which you can find in all the cafes in the village.

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