Photographer's Note

Óbidos is a small and old historic town, in West region of Portugal, near the Caldas da Rainha and Peniche towns, about 20 km from de Atlantic Ocean, and about 80km north of Lisbon.

This area was taken from the Moors by the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, in 1148. The "foral" (charter) in 1195, during the reign of King Sancho I. In 1210, King Afonso II gave the title of this village to Queen Urraca. Since then, Óbidos has the town and the land of the Queens of Portugal. This town have a title "Vila da Rainha" (Town of the Queen). Several royal consorts enriched the village with donations from the Middle Ages until the 16th century.

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