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Medieval Obidos and surf town of Peniche

Off to the countryside north of Lisbon to explore 2 villages. Left 8.45 am to catch metro from Rossio to Campo Grande, The bus for Obidos left at 9.30 am and took 1 hour 10 min for 7.6 e Obidos is pronounced "Obeesh".

Outside the city walls is a long aqueduct from the 16 th century

You enter through the ornamental main town gate built in 1380 that has beautiful porcelain pictures built into it.

The Main Street runs from the main gate through to the castle and is full of lovely shops and a market square.

The castle as well as having military functions was a royal palace and is now the first Portuguese pousada ( inn) in a historic building.

I walked around the entire city walls looking down into back gardens an the back of homes. Outside was lots of fields growing cherries that the area is famous for. I had to try the cherry liquer that this village is famous for that is served in chocolate cups. Oh my gosh, absolutely amazing having the chocolate and liquor collapse in your mouth. Bought some to take home for everyone - spent 42.5 E. Also found a cute clothes shop & bought some tops and pants for 48.90 E. Would not expect to find nice clothes in such a small village. This village is definately worth a visit - loved it!

Caught the 1.45 pm bus to the nearby surf town of Peniche -3. 6 e for 40 mins Found a visitor centre in this old fishing village and grabbed a map to find out where the famous surf beaches were.

First of all I walked along the river to the bay along a fortified estuary walls to the marina entrance and military fort. This was high on cliffs with beautiful green water.

Walked by many seafood restaurants and then through the old town and crossed the river to go to surf beach Praia da Gambia. Popped into the local surf shop on anise beach and chatted with the guy in there. The surf competition is in Winter with 10 m plus waves!

Nazare just north has 50 foot waves like Maverick and Hawaii

Caught bus from bus station back to the bus station in Lisbon and passed several cool looking Portuguese windmills.

Rodiviaeia do Tejo bus from Peniche to Lisbon.arrived- 4.45 pm

1 1/2 hours 8.3 e to Campo Grande and then 1.9 e for metro to Rossio

Had a Portugese dinner prepared by the chef Maria at the hostel for 9 euro :

Cheese apricot jam and bread

Soup

Codfish and salad

Bread puffing with choc

It was so good

The 5 nights for my Lisbon accom at theDestination Hostel cost me 83 E

Obidos

Obidos


Town entry

Town entry


Intact city walls

Intact city walls


View from walls

View from walls


Scary walls to walk on with no edges

Scary walls to walk on with no edges


Walls

Walls


Wall surrounding the village

Wall surrounding the village


Village

Village


Looking down on village homes

Looking down on village homes


Narrow part of the wall

Narrow part of the wall


Countryside

Countryside


Church

Church


Castle

Castle


Gardens back on to the wall

Gardens back on to the wall


Fields

Fields


castle

castle


Views

Views


Village from the other end

Village from the other end


Gardens backing on to the wall

Gardens backing on to the wall


Beautiful

Beautiful


Paths to explore

Paths to explore


Village

Village


White washed buildings

White washed buildings


Tile decorations

Tile decorations


High section

High section


Bookshop

Bookshop


Chocolate liqueur cups ...yum!!!

Chocolate liqueur cups ...yum!!!


Bought some home for everyone

Bought some home for everyone


Restaurant

Restaurant


Lovely B & B

Lovely B & B


Selfie

Selfie


Cafes

Cafes


Church

Church


Portugese windmill

Portugese windmill


River at Peniche

River at Peniche


Little cove

Little cove


Beautiful water

Beautiful water


Old Fort at Peniche

Old Fort at Peniche


Surf beach at Peniche

Surf beach at Peniche


Surf Beach

Surf Beach

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Portugal

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