A couple of weeks ago myself and my family went to Portugal for the very first time. Verdict = Amazing. Can I just say that this Country far exceeded my expectations!! You guys have to go!
Today´s post is about one of the villages we visited there called OBIDOS. On a hilltop on the west coast of Portugal lies this quaint little village enclosed by a wall. Obidos is pretty historical and is very rich in culture because of all the influences of the Romans, the Moors, and the Arabs.
This village is known to the locals as Vila das Rainhas, or the Town of the Queens. Its history of being gifted and passed down from royalty to royalty is very fitting because the townsfolk say that the land’s beauty is only deserving of queens.
Seeing the simple life in Obidos was very refreshing, and the scenery was definitely something worth remembering. Another thing I will never forget is our walk on the fortress walls. A tad scary. Too bad I couldn’t go far because of my fear of heights, but what a perspective!
We experienced first-hand how it must have felt like to live way back in time during the Medieval ages. Obidos has very well preserved and stunning medieval architecture that is very rare and beautiful! Walking along the cobbled streets where queens probably walked before us was enchanting to say the least, especially for my teenaged daughter. She absolutely loved it!
We had so much fun sightseeing and visiting all the unique small shops in the village. We even came across this wonderful little bakery that turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit. As soon as we walked in, the whiff of Portuguese pastries just completely took over our senses, and we just had to have some! You guys know me by now 😉
We enjoyed warm coffee, while watching with mouths wide open, as two ladies were making typical Portuguese pastries right in front of us! If you were to go to Portugal for anything, you´ve got to try their pastries! Their baked custard tartlets are so so good!!
It was such a unique experience that could’ve only been topped off by the horse carriage ride we took around town. The perfect way to get around Obidos and see more. Hearing the horses’ hooves as they gently tapped on the cobblestones was very relaxing, it added to the nostalgia we felt…
I now know why people love this village so much. It’ll make you feel like you are in a different time in history altogether…
Hope you guys have an awesome week!!
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