This Pousada Vila Óbidos occupies an 18th century building and perfectly combines history with comfort. It is situated in the heart of the medieval village of Óbidos, only 200 metres away from the imposing castle which houses Óbidos' other Pousada.
The Pousada's 17 en suite bedrooms are comfortably furnished with a TV, minibar, safe and Wi-Fi available. The Pousada has a snack bar where guests can have breakfast, but no restaurant, therefore any guests who wish to dine are invited to use the restaurant at the Pousada Castelo de Óbidos.
In addition to the Pousada Vila Óbidos you will find the Casa Lidador which is also only 200 metres from the Castle and a few streets over from Pousada Vila Óbidos' main building. The Casa Lidador was the original Pousada built in Óbidos in the 1940s and used as a training hotel before closing for a number of years. It has been restored and now features 11 rooms, a shared kitchen and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Casa Lidador has self check-in facilities, however help can be requested from the Pousada Castelo de Óbidos reception team.
SWIMMING POOL: only available to Casa Lidador guests.
Óbidos is a top-class tourist attraction, known for its dazzling white houses with blue trim, flowering window boxes, ancient winding streets and beautifully paved stone steps. Terracotta rooftiles blend into a wonderfully busy landscape of buildings and colourful gardens, making this a very picturesque setting. Market days are a particular attraction, with the castle providing an imposing backdrop.
The village was conquered and recovered from the Moors in 1148, and with restricted construction in the area, it has retained its boundaries and timeless atmosphere. Remarkably it boasts 14 churches and chapels, with dramatic architecture of different styles.
It is famous for its markets as well as the chocolate festival in March, Easter celebrations, the Medieval market in July and August, and the Opera Festival in July and August. It is also a popular day trip from Lisbon at the weekend, you will understand its attraction when you take in the bold defensive structures around the village, the whitewashed houses and flowering bougainvillea and honeysuckle bushes.
Medieval Fair: Held at weekends in July and August, this festival has been one of Óbidos’ top attractions since 2002. The entire village dresses in medieval costume and the streets are full of flags, banners, jugglers, wizards and jesters. The castle is the focus of the fair with a grand feast in the castle’s courtyard and jousts and traditional music troupes occupying the grounds. Find out more.
Chocolate festival: For several days in March, the medieval town’s narrow streets are transformed into genuine showcases of cakes and sweets that everyone can sample and purchase. You will also find some of the restaurant's dishes infused with chocolate!
Obidos international piano week: During July and August, the medieval town of Obidos is filled with piano music. Young music students from all over the world take part in the Obidos International Piano Week in order to perfect their knowledge with great masters.
Obidos Vila Natal: Visit Óbidos' Christmas Village and enter a truly magical world! From, the beginning of December, Óbidos fills up with light, colour and fantasy transforming it into a dreamlike setting where everyone – children and adults – can enjoy magical experiences amongst a wide array of attractions and amusements. Father Christmas’ House, the crib, drama, games, an ice rink and inflatables are just some of the many attractions that Óbidos has in store for you, offering special moments ideal for the whole family.