Óbidos

March 10, 2011

Óbidos is a town of approximately 3100 inhabitants located in the historical district of Leiria, in Portugal.

The name Óbidos probably derives from the Latin term oppidum, meaning “citadel”, or “fortified city”. Roman occupation of the area was confirmed by archaeological excavations, revealing the existence of a Roman city near the hilltop on which the village and castle were established.

The castle and wall of Óbidos (Wikipedia.org)

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