Óbidos is both a town and municipality within the Silver Coast region of Portugal. It is situated 80km north of Lisbon and at the last census, taken in 2011, the population was recorded as 11,722, with approximately 3,100 people living in the actual town.
The town is enclosed by a fortified wall and is located at the top of a hill. It continues to be a well preserved example of medieval architecture, and often hosts festivals throughout the year which tourists love to visit. The town consists of olde-worlde cobbled streets, quaint houses, the castle walls and the medieval castle itself which is currently a hotel.
Óbidos is renowned for it’s famous Ginjinha (Ginja) de Óbidos – a liqueur made from the fruit ginja, which is similar to cherries – and served in mini chocolate cups along the main streets.
The municipality has 7 civil parishes (freguesias):
A dos Negros
Santa Maria, São Pedro e Sobral da Lagoa