Obidos, Medieval Market, AUG

Medieval Market of Obidos
Mercado Medieval de Óbidos
13.07 - 06.08.2017
Obidos (Oeste, Region Centro)

The Event

Obidos is a town located in the Oeste Subregion, in the historical province of Estremadura. Obidos was originally a fortified Roman settlement, becoming a military stronghold under the Arabs, reconquested by the Christians in 1148. The Castle and city walls were repeatedly repaired and expanded over the years.

Each July Óbidos Castle hosts a traditional Medieval Market. For two weeks the castle and the town recreate the spirit of medieval Europe. Hundreds of entertainers and stall holders accurately dressed as merchants, jugglers, jesters, wandering minstrels, soldiers enliven the streets. Visitors can visit a traditional crafts fair and watch various representations of street minstrels, ancient games and music, duels, skirmishes and tournaments of knights, up to the most dramatic episodes of war and pestilence, which encouraged superstitions, prayers and incantations. Dozens of taverns and stalls are scattered aroung the city, completing the medieval atmosphere with traditional food and drinks by ancient recipes.

The Programme

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Mercado Medieval event official webpage

Obidos Town Council
Óbidos Patrimonium E.E.M., Largo de São Pedro, 2510-086 Óbidos, Portugal
Tel.: +351 262 955 560; +351 262 955 560
Fax: +351 262 955 524

Image: Mercado Medieval de Obidos
Text sources: Mercado Medieval de Obidos, Obidos Town Council, Visit Portugal, Wikipedia


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