Fair in Óbidos

Mercado Medieval

This two-week medieval fair – held during July inside the castle grounds and below the town’s western wall – includes live entertainment, jousting matches (yes, on horses!), plenty of grog and pigs roasting on spits…
Literature in Óbidos


In 2015 Óbidos hosted its first literary festival. At the time of research it was planning its second and had attracted 2001 Noble Prize winner VS Naipaul. If this is anything to go by, it could be one to watch. Whi…
Food & Drink in Óbidos

Festival Internacional do Chocolate

This scrumptiously decadent month-long celebration with varying dates draws over 200,000 people with events for every age and taste, including a kids' playhouse made entirely from chocolate.