THE SEVEN WONDERS OF PORTUGAL
The Seven Wonders of Portugal (´As Sete Maravilhas de Portugal´ in Portuguese) is a list that contains the finest national monuments and cultural highlights in this country. Initially there were nearly 800 candidate monuments that the Ministry of Culture had to choose from. Choosing only 7 was very challenging, but here they are:
12th century castles in Portugal
Portugal defined its borders in 12th century, which makes it one of the oldest nations from Europe. Actually, Lisbon is considered older than Rome by about four centuries. So, with so many years of history at its back, Portugal counts with some remarkable castles that were established to secure and expand its territory.
Pay close attention to the details around you, as there is so much charm here waiting to be discovered. You may find out that some of your favorite parts can be away from the main streets.
Photo: Obidos Castle from Portugal.
Óbidos is among the most picturesque and well-preserved medieval cities from Portugal
How far is Obidos from Lisbon?
Óbidos is a small medieval city at about 80 kilometers far from Lisbon (about 50 miles) and this makes it a perfect day trip from Lisbon. And since it´s close, you can combine this tour with other visits around the capital of Portugal.
Photo: Medieval Market of Óbidos.
What to see in Óbidos
Igreja de Santa Maria, the Misericórdia Church, the Aqueduct, the Church of São Pedro, and also the round-shaped Santuário do Senhor da Pedra, all these are just some of the best places you can stop by when you are in this city.
One of the things we recommend is to simply stroll its charming lanes and old streets.
You’ll pass by some colorful houses with flower boxes, walk by cobbled streets, and maybe hop in and out of shops and cafes.
Among the best places to see in Obidos you can find:
Igreja-Livraria de Santiago
Grande Mercado Medieval de Obidos
Óbidos Castle is one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal