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.
Picture from mercadomedievalobidos.pt
At this festival, Portuguese artisans and merchants travel far and wide to attend and create an incredible medieval atmosphere.
Partaking in a medieval supper is a festival highlight.
Two main meals were eaten daily 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.
You should dress up in medieval costumes to fully enter the festive spirit.
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 to medieval costumes.
More about Obidos, Portugal
Situated 80 kilometres north of Lisbon, Obidos is perched on a hilltop overlooking the vineyard-covered plains.
The wall encircles the town, and walking the entire circumference is possible.
The magnificent main gate contains a stunning tiled chapel overlooking the main town thoroughfare.
It’s possible to stay in the ancient castle of Obidos as it has been fully restored and converted into a Luxurious Pousada Hotel.
With its cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, and medieval buildings, Obidos is a delightful town to explore.
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