A wonderful medieval jewel, as well as one of the best preserved fortified cities in the whole country.
Obidos is a beautiful village in the Extremadura region, about 80 kilometers north of the capital.
The far from being too far from Lisbon makes it an ideal destination for a day trip. But it is only after having breathed the atmosphere of the place that you want to stay. At least for one night.
Its narrow and winding alleys, surrounded by the picturesque houses. The perfectly preserved walls. The churches and the 16th century aqueduct … the glance is truly incredible. And, of course, the wonderful Castle, one of the seven wonders of Portugal!
Extraordinary atmosphere that not even the influx of visitors (in some days, really excessive) can diminish.
And if you are on a trip around here, don’t forget to taste the Ginjinha, the renowned cherry liqueur. At one time, it was even used as a medicine for children! Obviously diluted!!!!
HOW TO GET TO OBIDOS
The best method for a day trip from Lisbon. At a cost of €8 per person, per adult, you can travel aboard comfortable and modern buses. The service is managed by Rodoviaria do Oeste / Rapida Verde. Connections from Monday to Friday, from 07:00 to 21:30 from Lisboa Campo Grande. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 07:30 to 23:00.
The bus leaves from Campo Grande station and also stops in Bombarral. The journey takes an hour. Terminus is Caldas da Rainha.
Children from 4 to 12 years pay the reduced rate of 50%.
Adults over 65 pay €6.40.
Free for children up to 4 years old.
Buses remain the most comfortable and, above all, fastest means of transport to reach Obidos. Especially from Lisbon. In this case, in fact, with the IR train (direction Caldas da Reinha) it takes about two hours: almost double compared to the bus!
The city is crossed by the A8 motorway which connects Lisbon and Leiria in its 132 kilometers of length.
Coming from the south, from the capital, it takes about an hour to get to your destination.
Leiria, in the opposite direction, is approximately 60 kilometers away, with a journey time of approximately 45 minutes.