28 August 2012

Óbidos



After the stormy night, we were happy to pack up and leave for new adventures, luckily the weather improved and when we an hour later arrived in the medieval town of Óbidos the sun was shining.



Óbidos was a Moorish settlement and was after their abandonment made into a town and given as a wedding gift by the king Dom Dinis to his queen Dona Isabel in 1228.




The historic centre is a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets and whitewashed houses with details in vivid blue and yellow.






We walked round half the town on top of the wall, dating back to the Moorish times and one had to watch ones step closely as there were no fences, it made me a bit nervous as I am rather clumsy.
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