Pousada de Óbidos is a small castle with a military architecture, full of History and charm. The experience of sleeping in the castle is quite rare and hard to find in the whole world.
This castle is situated on the highest point of the village and for that reason there are characteristicsin this experience that should be taken into account even though they are part of the wonderful experience of being able to stay in the castle and pass through all the paths and tracks of history…it’s like living a real experience passed through the medieval age.
The Castle is located in the highest point of the village and for that reason there are some characteristics that you have to consider, even though they are a part of the experience of staying in a castle.
At the time this castle was built, as you can imagine, it weren’t taken into account Hotel comforts, so we dideverything we could to adapt itthe best way we possibly could.When we choose to live this experience we decidedly have to change some of our standards.
Please, keep in mind that:
- You will have to go through some stairs to reach us. But the effort is worth it, every stone has a story to tell and each witnessed a struggle for regaining Portugal, a miracle or a love story ... if stonescould speak… what would they tell…..
- Arriving to the Pousada is easier by looking to theattached subtitledmap and suggestion as follow:
Enter the Arch to access the Castel Keep (although you see a “restricted entry” sign you can follow through, because you are a guest of the Pousada), then proceed until you find another smaller arch, pass through, and at left you have a Public Parking, just next to the Pousada where you can park your car during your stay.
The Castle has 3 suites located in the keep towers, which are a unique experience but are not traditional hotel suites.Once used to lookout the surrounding lands and keep their defense. They had very few openings to prevent enemy’s projectiles enter the tower, the tower as few air entrances and are decorated faithfully at the medieval times. Each of the suites has been given the name of the King who ordered its construction.
The remaining rooms are small, proportional to the size of the Castle itself, also named as a tribute to the Kings and Queens that are part of its history.
The Cottage,isa suiting of a Palatial House, and it is also here the location of the Pousadareception. We have 7 rooms and 1 suite, 5 of the rooms have a fireplace where the charm is of a different nature and of easier access. If you struggle to climb stairs, we do suggest you may choose this area, given that we have one room adapted for people with reduced mobility. The Cottage as a trendy living space and a small garden with panoramic views over the village and local lands, never forgetting the medieval times, with the tribute to theKings and Queens who were somehowconnected to this magnificent castle and village.
Meal’s and breakfast as well, are served in the restaurant, which is located in the Castle, and provides a view of the Castle courtyard, the valleys around the Castle or a view to the sea, which on a clear day one can see from the "Sunset Window”. This window provides you with a setting ofa unforgettable sunset on the old walls ofObidos Castle, which definitely is remarkable. Since this isa unforgettable experience, we advise early booking for this special table.
If you don’t travel with this information we suggest that you may take note of our number (+351) 262 955 080 or the mobile phone (+351) 962 393 991 and have it handy during your trip, so that we may provide you any assistance that you may need.