Photographer's Note

Óbidos is a medieval village, encircled of walls, preserved to the long one of the times. Established in the Séc. 4 B.C. for the Celtas, was populated by diverse peoples, as the Romans, Visigodos and Árabes, having been conquered to the Mouros for D. Afonso Enriques in 11-01-1148. In 1186 - D. Sancho I it donates its first charter one to it, and in 1210 - D. Afonso II donates the village to its woman, D. Urraca. To leave of this reign, this fact starts to integrate endows it with all the Portuguese queens up to 1834. The village has access to its interior for three doors and two shutters. The Door of the Village, most important, is encimada by an ordered registration to place for King D. João IV there, in gratefulness for the protecção of the Padroeira, aquando of the Restoration of Portuguese Independence in 1640. In its interior a niche or chapel-oratory with varanda of séc. XVII and coated of tiles of séc. XVIII meets (c.1740-50). Passing this door, it is entered in the Right street, the main one and already known with this assignment in séc. XIV, that in it takes them until the o Paço. In this the o meets Castle, of origin Roman, was later blockhouse under the Arab domain. After conquered for the Christians (1148) it was some times repaired and extended. In the reign of D. Manuel I, its Alcaide it orders to construct a Paço and to modify some parts of the castle. The Paço suffered to forts damages with terramoto from 1755. In séc. XX it was in total ruin having been recouped to install the Inn (the first inn of the State in historical building). In the interior of the walls they can visit it Church of S. Pedro, Church of the Mercy (sec. XV), Old Paços of concelho (Séc. XVI) - current municipal museum, Church of Saint Maria (Sec. XVII), the Pillory and the Church of Are Tiago (Séc. XVIII). Óbidos was one of the privileged palcos in history, the arts and the letters of our country.

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