Óbidos, meu amor!

During our stay in Peniche last weekend we visited a small town nearby called Óbidos and it was so beautiful! My friend Signe has been there a couple of times before because she has travelled a lot in Portugal with her family and now she wanted to show me as well. The town has a medieval wall that separates it from the rest of the municipality and we decided to walk around it. We just had to go down once, somewhere close to the castle, and then we could go back up a little later, so it was ok. The town itself is very idyllic and the view from the wall is great! If you are like me and hate other tourists and love amazing landscapes, you should definitely go quickly through the historic center and then enjoy the rest of the stay walking around the wall. It’s also great for taking beautiful photos. Here are some of mine:

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Cute narrow streets (ignore the tourists)

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One of the many small hilly streets

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Spring!

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Another small street

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The view from the city wall close to the main gate

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Horses and a carriage passing through the main gate

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Going up!

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A small window in the wall. Who can resist that view?

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This was how I felt most of the time when walking around the wall, but it was definitely worth it, haha!

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A wall on the wall

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I love plants!

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Another nice view over the countryside outside town

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Walk and walk and walk and walk…

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View over the town

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The castle Castelo de Óbidos

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More of the wall and the beautiful countryside

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One of the gates

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Signe under the Óbidos effect…

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The town with the wall in the background

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Coming down again

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And suddenly the day was over…

We had to catch the bus back «home» to Peniche quite early because there were only a couple of buses a day because of Easter, but 4-5 hours was more than enough to discover everything that Óbidos had to offer. The only thing we didn’t try was the cherry-liqueur ginjinha/ginja in the chocolate cup because we had already tried it in Lisbon and it is so sweet!

I will write more soon because I have to show you Peniche, a nice small town surrounded by water on three sides. I hope you all had a nice Easter holiday and that the first couple of days of real life have been ok, hehe!

– Guro

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