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Castelo de Obidos by FilipaGrilo Castelo de Obidos by FilipaGrilo
Óbidos Castle - Portugal


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O castelo de Óbidos terá sido originariamente edificado pelos árabes, no local que já tinha sido ocupado por lusitanos, romanos e visigodos, e no contexto da expansão do território português e reconquista cristã da Península Ibérica, D. Afonso Henriques tomou este castelo por volta de 1148.
No reinado de D. Sancho I, foram executadas obras neste castelo, que resistiu aos ataques e se manteve fiel ao rei D. Sancho II, durante a crise que levaria à sua deposição e subida ao trono de D. Afonso III, esta tomada de posição passaria a fazer parte do seu brasão de armas, «mui nobre e sempre leal».
Uma particularidade deste castelo é que depois de ter sido entregue pelo rei D. Dinis, como dote, à Rainha Santa Isabel, viria a fazer parte do dote das rainhas seguintes, chegando a ser residência da rainha D. Leonor, esposa de D. João II.
D. Manuel I, é responsável por importantes melhoramentos no castelo e na vila, sendo dessa época a reconstrução dos Paços do Alcaide. O Terramoto de 1755 causou muitos danos ao castelo, mas ainda viria a desempenhar a sua função durante as invasões francesas, contribuindo para a derrota do exército francês.
Classificado como Monumento Nacional, tem instalada, desde 1951, a Pousada de Óbidos, que ocupa o paço de estilo Manuelino construído no início do século XVI, e recuperado dos danos que sofreu no terramoto de 1755.

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Óbidos Castle

The Óbidos Castle would have been built by Moors, in a site that had already been occupied by Lusitans, Romans and Visigoths. The first Portuguese king, D. Afonso Henriqus, conquered this castle from the Moors around the year 1148, in the context of the Christian Reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula.

During the reign of King D. Sancho I (1185 to 1211) some improvement works were made in the Castle that resisted the attacks and kept faithful to king D. Sancho II (1223 to 1245) during the crisis that would lead to the king’s deposition and the arise to the throne of D. Afonso III.
One of the Castle’s particularity is that after it was delivered by king D. Dinis (1279 to 1325) as a marriage gift to Queen Saint Isabel, it would be also part of the gifts of the following Queens, and was also residence to Queen D. Leonor, the wife of D. João II.

King D. Manuel I (1495 to 1521) is the responsible for important improvements in the Castle and in the village, dating from that time the Alcaide Palace.
The big Earthquake of 1755 caused great damages in the Castle, yet it was still important during the French invasions, contributing for the French army defeat.

Classified as a National Monument, here is located the Óbidos Pousada (a luxury and charm hotel) that occupies the Manueline Palace built in the beginning of the 16th century.[link]
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:iconcrazygardener:
crazygardener Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Nice shots!!
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smallsofthamish Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
An impressive castle beautifully captured. 
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:iconottomatt:
ottomatt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
lovely :-)
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that is so cool
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Miyeong Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   General Artist
Your beautiful deviation is featured @ miyeong.deviantart.com/journal... (◕‿◕✿)
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JArchitect Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
tnx for all the information.
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:iconorientalarc:
OrientalArc Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very nice.. informative..
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Solrac1993 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a beautiful caslte! I hope I can get to see it one day :)
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Buntcone Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome old castle! :D
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GirlinTranslation Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thought it was a sandcastle at first!
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
no it's real, it's the Castle of Óbidos, a wonderful place.thanks :love:
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PanosPS Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Beautiful!!!!!!!! :)
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
thanks for liked :love:
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow nice castle :)
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:iconothertalk:
othertalk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
nice view :)
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Dennis-B Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
your work has been featured here. [link]
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
thank's Dear One for all your friendship and support :hug:
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Dennis-B Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
you're welcome dear friend :)
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
you're most welcome too dear friend
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
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You have been linked :D [link]
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
obrigado Amiga :hug:
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krisstetel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
magnifique chateau
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
thank's again, you're most welcome
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009   Photographer
I featured this shot im my recent journal :)
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
thank's for the feature, i'm glad that you remenber me, thank's :hug:
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raquelvonkaminaru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This work has been featured here --> [link]
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
:bow: obrigado amiga por te lembrares de mim :rose:. ó;ptimo fim de semana, embora com chuva e frio, beijos :hug:
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raquelvonkaminaru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
De nada querida.
Está muito frio lá fora. Pensei que o solinho da manhã se mantivesse, mas olha... foi-se.
Beijinhos :blowkiss:
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
:heart: também eu fui enganada...:laughing:... foi-se mesmo, beijinhos :kiss:
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:iconraquelvonkaminaru:
raquelvonkaminaru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Bah.... já chega de chuva!!! (acho eu)
Jinhus
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
:hug:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Wonderful photo ! :love:
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
thank's for the comment and thr fave, i'm glad you liked :hug:
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jmorante77 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing building :)
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
thank's, i'm glad you liked :hug:
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jmorante77 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
you're very welcome too my friend
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:iconnavanna:
Navanna Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008   General Artist
It's like a real sand castle!
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   Photographer
I wish I could read Portoguese :)
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
and i wish write better in english my friend, i'm sory
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StamatisGR Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   Photographer
:)
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
It is easy to see that you are interested in architecture............wonderful work in this gallery.
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
yes a like a lot of architecture, history..thank's i'm glad you liked. you're welcome :hug:
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
History is very important.....it shapes us.
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
yes, it is and sometimes people don't care, don't respect your History, your culture...your architecture... :hug: thank's
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:iconsteelcowboy:
SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
We see a lot of that here.........
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:iconfilipagrilo:
FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
yes in everwhere..
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