The area has always been inhabited and it is known that the Romans settled here too. The layout of the town today undoubtedly dates from Moorish times. In 1148, the first king of Portugal, King Afonso Henriques, captured Óbidos from the Moors.
Wander through the streets and alleyways of whitewashed houses and don’t forget to try the Ginginha de Óbidos, an intense, bittersweet liqueur made from sour cherries (ginjas), and which is believed to date back to the 17th century.
There are events happening in Óbidos throughout the year, including art exhibitions and classical music concerts, as well as major events, such as the Christmas village, international chocolate fair, Medieval market and opera festival.