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 on Thursdays to Sundays between July 13 and August 6.
Picture from mercadomedievalobidos.pt
About the festival
At this four-day festival Portuguese artisans and merchants travel from far and wide to attend; adding to the incredible medieval atmosphere.
Partaking in a medieval supper is a festival highlight.
These are held on Friday and Saturday evening.
In the Middle Ages, there were two main meals eaten per day – 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 really need to dress the part.
Costumes are available to hire 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.