Are you seeking a destination that perfectly blends history, charm, and family-friendly activities? Look no further than Óbidos, Portugal! Nestled on the picturesque Silver Coast, this medieval gem promises an enchanting experience for both adults and children alike. This place was kindly recommended by my colleague, who lives in Portugal, and who told us about this gem of place.
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1. Discovering the Enchanting Óbidos
Óbidos is a small, walled town that seems like it was plucked straight from the pages of a fairy tale. Its cobbled streets, whitewashed houses adorned with colorful flowers, and an imposing medieval castle make it a true wonder to behold. As you stroll through the town’s historic center, you’ll feel transported to a bygone era. The well-preserved architecture and charming ambiance provide an excellent opportunity to introduce history and culture to your children in an engaging way.
2. Family-Friendly Activities
Traveling with two kids means keeping them entertained and engaged, and Óbidos offers a plethora of family-friendly activities that will do just that. Consider exploring the imposing Óbidos Castle together, where kids can imagine themselves as brave knights or daring princesses. The castle’s walls offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, adding an extra sense of adventure to the experience.
For some outdoor fun, take a leisurely stroll along the town’s walls. The kids will love the opportunity to walk atop the ancient fortifications while enjoying panoramic vistas. Just remember to keep an eye on them, as some parts may not have protective railings.
We took a stroll along the town’s walls and we had to look after our kids, as the hight is impressive and not protected. But the scenary was worth the stroll, the town is seen like on the hand, and the views on the fields, is amazing.
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3. Ways to get there.
We arrived by train from Aveiro to Óbidos, as well there is an option to come from Lisbon to Óbidos by train. Very easy, and not expensive, by the way, kids pay half of the price.
It is easier to get by car, as in this case you don’t depend on the timing of the train. But, it can take a little bit longer.
4. Accommodation Tips
To make the most of your family adventure, choose accommodation that caters to the needs of travelers with children. We took the centrical hotel Rainha Santa Isabel hotel, with a family room. The place was marvelous.
5. Wrap Up with Cherished Memories
Our family trip to Óbidos, Portugal, was a memorable experience that will be cherished for years to come. The combination of historic charm, family-friendly activities creates the perfect recipe for a successful vacation. Every moment spent in this enchanting town will be etched in our family’s hearts forever.
So, pack your bags, buckle up, and get ready for an unforgettable journey to the magical town of Óbidos with your two lovely companions – your kids!
Remember to plan ahead and check the latest travel guidelines before your trip to Óbidos, Portugal, to ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation.
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