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Obidos Old Street by FilipaGrilo Obidos Old Street by FilipaGrilo

Óbidos / PORTUGAL



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Medieval Obidos


Castelo de Obidos


Castelo de Obidos view


Obidos Old Door



Obidos Old Door and Window


Obidos Old Window I




Histórica Vila Portuguesa, sede de concelho, Óbidos é como que um museu aberto, onde estão escritas páginas de história e se respira um ambiente medieval que faz pensar estar-se em tempos antigos.
Conquistada aos Mouros pelas tropas do primeiro Rei Português, D. Afonso Henriques, em 1148, foi doada em 1210 por D. Afonso II à Rainha D. Urraca, e posteriormente doada à Rainha Santa Isabel pelo seu marido, Rei D. Dinis, em 1281. Óbidos foi, até 1883, uma terra de rainhas, e talvez por isso tenha mantido o seu ambiente romântico e pitoresco tão bem preservado ao longo dos séculos.
As suas ruas estreitas, calcetadas, de casario branco com faixas coloridas e flores espalhadas por toda a terra, nomeadamente na fachada das casas, muros e portões, faz de Óbidos uma das mais alegres vilas do País.





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This historical Portuguese village is like an open museum, where pages of history are and were written and a medieval environment always makes you feel like time has stopped.
Óbidos was captured from the Moors by the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, in 1148. In 1210 the kind Afonso the 2nd donated it to his wife, Queen D. Urraca and in 1281 it was also donated by king D.Dinis to his future wife: the Queen Santa Isabel. From then until 1883, the town of Óbidos and the surrounding land was always the property of the queens of Portugal, and maybe that is the reason why the town has maintained such a lovely, romantic and picturesque aspect all over the centuries.
Its narrow ancient streets, with white houses adorned with bougainvilleas and honeysuckle, small traditional shops and a relaxing environment, make of Óbidos one of the most lovely places in Portugal.
From the top of the Castle, one of the most beautiful medieval fortresses in the country, a beautiful panorama over the surroundings areas, blessed by nature, is provided. This Castle also accommodates nowadays one of the finest and prestige hotels in Portugal.
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice composition
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Beautiful shot and place.
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andersvolker Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The walls at the end of this beautiful street seem to be severeal hundreds of years the limit between city and landscape.
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
beautiful shot!! 
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