Ok, we actually were in Obidos, Portugal on a Friday; but it WAS brilliantly sunny, and was one of the most enjoyable days we spent on our recent trip overseas.  I’d never been to this charming town enclosed within the walls of a medieval fortress.

Only an hour by bus from Lisbon, Obidos is well worth a visit!


Pass through the city gates…

Archway into Obidos

And you’ll emerge into a picturesque town with quaint cobblestone streets…


Obidos 2


And quiet side alleys leading to the dwellings of the approximately 3100 inhabitants who call this town home.


Window in Obidos


It’s impossible to take a bad picture here.  From the rustic simplicity of the white-washed houses and fortress walls…


Obidos window

To the abundance of flowers and climbing vines…




This tiny jewel box of a town is enchanting!  The fortress walls are steep…

there he goes

But from along them you’ll get panoramic views over the town…




And over the undulating hills of the surrounding countryside.

Portuguese countryside through the walls at Obidos

And you just might spot a windmill or two!

Windmill through a gap in the wall at Obidos




  1. ma says:

    such gorgeous pix! But wait, no pix of the food??? The sky is an impossible blue, wonderful. It’s an adorable town, all right.

    love, mm

    • Joana says:

      Hi Ma,

      No, since the few salgados were presented a la Portuguesa (without fanfare – just plopped on a square of waxed paper atop a plate), they wouldn’t have come out very well in a photo. But they tasted perfect regardless:-)

      I love you, J

      On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 8:34 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


    • Joana says:

      Thanks, Helen!

      I saw your post on FB about the free ticket to Don Giovanni. Sure wish I could attend with you! 🙁

      Ciao dearie, Joana

      On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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