Obidos Medieval Festival, Portugal, 15 July -1 August 2021 (not confirmed)

Mercado Medieval in Obidos, Portugal

15 July – 1 August 2021 DATES NOT CONFIRMED

(3 Weekends, Thursdays – Sundays)

Obidos Medieval Market

This Medieval Market provides visitors with the chance to travel back in time.

Held in the charming and picturesque village of Obidos, Portugal.

It is open from Thursdays to Sundays.

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At this four-day festival ( 3 weekends), Portuguese artisans and merchants travel from far and wide to attend and making an incredible medieval atmosphere.

Partaking in a medieval supper is a festival highlight.

These are held on Friday and Saturday evening.

There were two main meals eaten per day in the Middle Ages – one late morning and the other around dusk.

Prepare to be indulged with the meal staples of bread, meat and wine enhanced and seasoned with citrus juices, olive oils, butter, and spices.

To fully enter into the festive spirit, you need to dress up in some medieval costumes.

Costumes are available to hire and buy locally.

The main activities take place next to the castle. And here you’ll encounter minstrels, jugglers, noblemen, beggars and dancers,

All in among the market stalls selling everything from traditional remedies through to medieval costumes.

How to get to Obidos

Lisbon is the closest international airport, and it’s one hour to drive to Obidos.

Buses, trains and taxis all operate from Lisbon to Obidos.

By train; 2,5 hours

More about Obidos, Portugal

Situated 80 kilometres north of Lisbon, Obidos is perched on a hilltop overlooking the vineyard-covered plains.

The town wall encircles the town, and it’s possible to walk the entire circumference.

The magnificent main gate contains a stunning tiled chapel that looks over the main town thoroughfare.

It’s possible to stay in the ancient castle of Obidos as it has been fully restored and converted to a luxurious pousada (luxury hotel).

With its cobblestone streets, pretty whitewashed houses, and medieval buildings, Obidos is a delightful town in which to while away some time.

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