Lisbon History & Architecture

Obidos: A Medieval Town with everlasting charm

Obidos: A Medieval Town with everlasting charm

Share Nestled behind walls that date back to the 12th century, medieval town of Obidos sits atop a hill overlooking the Portuguese countryside. tugal.” According to Pousadas of Portugal, a state owned company that runs historical hotels, Obidos was the traditional gift that the king of Portugal gave to his wife. The tradition started in…

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Where to stay, what to do in medieval Óbidos

Share Travelers can escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon by staying only an hour away at the medieval city of Óbidos. Whether sleeping in a castle’s tower or relaxing in a homey hostel, Óbidos offers travelers a variety of ways to spend the night. The Pousada Castelo de Óbidos allows travelers to spend the…

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Shrine of Fátima one of the world’s holiest sites

Share A divine miracle is believed to have occurred near Fátima, Portugal that quickly turned the sleepy little town into one of the world’s holiest sites. Every year, four million believers and skeptics are drawn there for the same reason: to visit the place where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared nearly a century ago. Located…

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Portugal’s Chapel of Bones ‘a shocking architectural concept’

Portugal’s Chapel of Bones ‘a shocking architectural concept’

Share “We bones in here wait for you to join us.” These words, that have been translated from the Latin phrase “nos ossos que aqui estamos delos vossos esperamos,” are carved into the front of one of the most eerie buildings in Portugal, beckoning visitors into the Capela dos Ossos, or Chapel of Bones, in…

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