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Obidos is a walled city on the Silver Coast of Portugal.
It is easily one of the prettiest cities in Portugal, the castle is visible from the main road as you approach Caldas da Rainha and the Sivler Coast driving from the direction of Lisbon.
The city is full of cobbled streets and white washed houses, shops and cafes all leading to the imposing castle which once guarded the region.
Throughout the year there are a selection of festivals from the main medieval festival to the ever popular chocolate festival.
Obidos is fantastic for a day trip or if you would like to experience the city for longer there are a selection of accommodations nearby, from small B&B's through to staying in the hotel in the castle.
A must do in Obidos is to try the Ginjer. Ginja de Óbidos is a natural handmade sour cherry liqueur that is served in small chocolate cups (you have a choice of white or dark chocolate) can you think of anything better, than a traditional drink, where the cup is made of chocolate? and maybe this is at least ne reason why it may be good to stay the night at least.
There are a large selection of cafes and restaurants selling a vast variety of food, from pizza's to tosta's to traditional Portuguese fare, but beware you are in a very touristy area and the prices reflect this.
But without a doubt, if you are visiting the Silver Coast, no visit is complete without a visit to Obidos.
There are options for parking, from outside the main castle gate (which you will pay for) or just across the road to the main castle where there is a large car park that is free outside of the main tourist times.
But if you need more convincing, click on the YouTube video link and take a tour of the town Obidos. Portugal. A photo tour (click here)