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Óbidos: It is a small town about one hour drive north of Lisbon, and is worth seeing as it transforms itself into a Christmas village with ice-skating, an ice slide, a fairground, inflatables, face painting and Santa's house. It truly resembles Santa's home in the North Pole.
Pratibha Periwal
Day 5 : Today we headed to Obidos , again a small town , which can be explored on day trip from Lisbon. Obidos is the finest example of a Portuguese walled town, and is one of the best tourist destinations of the Lisbon region. Obidos radiates Portuguese charm; from the narrow-cobbled streets, the quaint houses, through to the imposing medieval castle, which stands at the top of the town. Obidos reminded me of the cobbled streets of Mykonos , Greece. A very small town with number of local craft and souvenirs shops and many cute eateries. The town walls of Obidos completely encircle the town and it is possible to walk the entire perimeter. From the walls there are wonderful views over the terracotta tiled roofs and white painted houses of the town. The entire walk takes around an hour but it’s worth doing it . It gives the 360 degree view of the entire place and gives multiple photo opportunities. We were back to Lisbon by early evening and enjoyed a hearty Indian dinner at a restaurant very close to our hotel.
After this delightful tasting, we return to Óbidos, where you will have free to time to get to know the streets of this lovely small town.