Wine & Óbidos
The medieval town of Óbidos overwhelms with its wealth of history. Founded by the Romans, it was in the hands of the Moors until 1148, when it was conquered by Dom Afonso Henriques, Portugal’s first king. In winding streets within ancient town walls, artisans work away in their ateliers while traders sell the region’s finest products: embroidery, ceramics and the famous ginjinha, a liqueur made from the ginja or sour cherry. There is still time to visit the delightful Buddha Eden Garden of Peace, laid out in homage to the Buddhas of Bamiyan destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and to visit a winery where you can see the whole wine-making process and taste three regional wines.
Points of interest: Óbidos Castle / Walk around the town walls / Church of São Pedro (17th century) / City gate / Old pillory / Aqueduct / Abílio de Mattos e Silva House Museum / Buddha Eden Garden / Guided tour of a regional winery / Wine tasting (3 wines)