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“The castle walls - a walk with a view”
Review of Obidos Castle

Obidos Castle
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Sanctuary of Fatima Full-Day Tour from Lisbon
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Obidos
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 11 December 2016

It is possible to take a walk along the castle wall, walking ON the wall. The view is great - you can see the whole village within the wall, the castle and fields surroding Obidos. But be careful - during/after rain it can be dangerous - the stones from which the wall is made can be very slippery. There are no safety features there, so it is not a good place for children.

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"surrounding countryside"
in 13 reviews
"be careful"
in 14 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 3 reviews
"health and safety"
in 6 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 4 reviews
"wall walk"
in 4 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 3 reviews
"within the walls"
in 6 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 10 reviews
"medieval times"
in 6 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
"medieval festival"
in 8 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 4 reviews
"chocolate cups"
in 10 reviews
"sheer drop"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
in 4 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 3 reviews

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

As well as walking round the pretty village that is encapsulated by the castle walls you can also climb up the stairs that lead to the top of the castle wall and walk all the way round.
If this was the UK the health and safety police would never allow it so bear that in mind, the walls a very open in that at one side there is no barrier just a drop down to the streets below. I would be very cautious with a young child who might want to run round - with no barrier and uneven ground that may be a bit risky so if you did it you'd need to hold onto them. Views from top over surrounding area though are incredible.

Thank Revstar
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

The castle is a the top of the hill. Between the great wall and the castle you can visit the lovely village of Obidos. Don't forget to taste the Ginjinha.

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

The castle itself stands out in the skyline due to its sheer size and recognizable towers. There is parking (you need to pay at central meter station) near the entrance.

It's fun walking through the entrance with its high walls and medieval architecture. Once inside, there are a few different "streets / pathways" to walk and we started on the street to the right. As we walked along the road and stopped in the shops, there were cross streets that led to some other areas with some good picture opportunities.

Towards one end of the exterior wall of the castle, you can actually walk along the top of the wall to get even better views. Be careful --- there are no retaining walls or fences but the walkway platforms are ample and you feel safe.

There is a lot of older architecture so bring your camera.

We were here in November and were told that for Christmas, the castle is decorated extensively and I can imagine it is amazing.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

A great castle experience, this massice castle its really well maintain with multiple access to the fences and towers around the village. You can easily climb the massive stairs next to any exit and walk around the castle corniche although its rarely guarded and tends to be a little dangerous. There is even another tower close the main gate where you can even get a better view of the village so prepare to climb a lot of stairs and step a lot of stones. The best thing, everything its with free access.

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