Óbidos Attractions

Find out about the most interesting and symbolic spots of this walled city.

Óbidos is a walled medieval city that, given its excellent location next to the sea, and the Lagoa de Óbidos lagoon nearby, has always been a populated area. Numerous peoples have left many cultural imprints, as well as a vast heritage, so it’s not surprising that today Óbidos features a rich history with a vast heritage of monuments and museums.

Some of the most interesting places in Óbidos are:

Castle of ÓbidosCastle of Óbidos
Discover the Castle of Óbidos, currently adapted to house the first and most luxurious pousada in Portugal.

Praça de Santa MariaPraça de Santa Maria
Visit Praça de Santa Maria, the most iconic square in Óbidos.

Igreja de Santa Maria ChurchIgreja de Santa Maria Church
Monumental and historical church in renaissance style, with an utterly interesting interior.

Porta da VilaPorta da Vila
Get to know the monumental main entrance to the village of Óbidos.

Igreja de São PedroIgreja de São Pedro
The Igreja de São Pedro is a medieval temple, founded in the XVII-XIX centuries, and rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake.

Capela de São Martinho ShrineCapela de São Martinho Shrine
Gothic chapel with a rich history.

Igreja de São Tiago ChurchIgreja de São Tiago Church
This temple of baroque and neoclassic style was built in 1186 and rebuilt after being damaged by the 1755 earthquake.

Igreja de São João Baptista Church and Museu Paroquial de Óbidos MuseumIgreja de São João Baptista Church and Museu Paroquial de Óbidos Museum
Interesting museum in the Igreja de São João Baptista, where you will be able to admire many artworks and discover religious patrimony.

Igreja da Santa Casa da Misericórdia ChurchIgreja da Santa Casa da Misericórdia Church
Church established by Queen Doña Leonor in the XVI century that currently is home to an important collection of artworks.

Be amazed by the aqueduct of Óbidos.

Museu Municipal de Óbidos MuseumMuseu Municipal
This museum is located in a stately home dating back to the XVIII century that was the home of painter Eduardo Malta. It currently features a collection XVI and XVII centuries paintings with some works by Josefa de Óbidos.

Casa-Museu Maria José Salavisa y Abílio de Mattos e SilvaCasa-Museu Maria José Salavisa y Abílio de Mattos e Silva
This building was used as town hall, Court, and prison. Currently restored to house the work of artist Abílio de Mattos e Silva.

Gallery Casa do PelourinhoGallery Casa do Pelourinho
Gallery with a decent collection of contemporary art.

Gallery NovaOgivaGallery NovaOgiva
Interesting gallery focused on contemporary art.

Santuário do Senhor Jesus da Pedra SanctuarySantuário do Senhor Jesus da Pedra Sanctuary
Temple built of stone in the year 1747 and located outside the city walls of Óbidos.

Ermita de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate (Ordem Terceira) ShrineErmita de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate (Ordem Terceira) Shrine
Small temple with a baroque entrance located outside the city walls.

Lagoa de Óbidos LagoonLagoa de Óbidos Lagoon
Beautiful lagoon located next to two quiet and charming summer resorts.

Ermita de Nossa Senhora do Carmo ShrineHistorical shrine outside the city walls.

Porta do Vale or Senhora da Graça GatePorta do Vale or Senhora da Graça Gate
Levantine entrance gate, inside of which there is a chapel devoted to the Senhora da Graça.

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