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Óbidos, Portugal

The occupation vestiges human being retrace to the neolithic period. Of century I, the city of Eburobrittium, proves the permanence Roman. Between century V and VIII, the visigodos are dominant people and, until the o century XI, the Arabs had marked presence with the construction or rebuilding of the castle. In 1148, D. Afonso Enriques takes Óbidos to the Mouros. 1210 constitute the year where the village of Óbidos is donated by D. Afonso II to Queen D. Urraca. With D. Fernando, the wall is extended and the new tower of constructed house arrest under bail. In 1498 the Casa Saint of the Mercy of Óbidos is established where, later, the património Hospital and of S. Vicente of the Gafos is integrated. The first county of Óbidos is instituted in 1636 e, seven years later, D. João IV, orders to repair the walls again. With earthquakeof 1755, some houses are ruined and the Church of S. Pedro, S. Tiago and the Paço of the Queen is destroyed.

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