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Visiting Obidos feels like travelling in time. Specialy if you are there at night or early in de morning when most of the tourist have left the city. The village of Obidos was conquered from the Moors by King Afonso Henriques in 1148, and later given by King Dinis to his wife, the Holy Queen Isabel, as a weddingpresent.Thanks to its location along the Atlantic Ocean, Obidos flourished into a major trading port. Unfortunately, by the 16th century, large deposits of silt at the river delta dammed up the harbor area and destroyed the port. However, the city remained a favorite among the royal family of Portugal, and every Portuguese queen after Dona Isabel, up until the 1800s, was given Obidos as a wedding present.

the village was partially destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. This small village has innumerable cultural treasures

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