Portugal Óbidos1

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Óbidos is a Medieval walled town where time has passed it by. Within the extensive walls there are narrow cobbled streets, houses painted white with blue or yellow trim, flower boxes and old lamp lights. It has been well preserved, TV antennas and telephone wires are all underground to maintain the Medieval atmosphere. The castle is located at the highest point. Today it is a "Pousada"

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Portugal Óbidos1

  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1995764-obidos1/
  2. 2. Óbidos is a town of approximately 3100 inhabitants located in the Estremadura Province, in Portugal. The area was taken from the Moors by the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, in 1148
  3. 3. Originating in Usseira, the aqueduct it is 3 km long. In the 16th century, Queen Catarina commissioned its construction in exchange for the “Várzea da Rainha” (fertile land outside the castle walls) in 1573
  4. 4. The water was carried through a great number of high arches which crossed extensive vineyards and orchards and came to provide water to the town's main fountains.
  5. 5. This castle, of Roman origin, was built under Arab domain. After the Christian conquest (1148), the castle was repaired and enlarged many times. During the reign of King Manuel I, the governor orders the construction of a palace and changes some parts of the castle.
  6. 6. The palace suffered damage with the earthquake. great 1755
  7. 7. During the 20th century it was found completely in ruins. It was restored in order to house the State Inn (pousada) – the first state inn in a historic building. Pousadas de Portugal is a chain of luxury, traditional or historical hotels in Portugal. The Pousadas were envised and created in the early 1940s by Government Minister António Ferro, also a poet and playwright, who had the idea of creating hotels that were both rustic and genuinely Portuguese. There are now 44 Pousadas installed in historic buildings.
  8. 8. Town Gate It is the main entrance to the castle. See the double doors typical of Portuguese Castles.
  9. 9. Town Gate Here, one can admire an oratory with a balcony covered with 18th century tiles representing the Passion of Christ. One can find the inscription referring to the Patroness Saint of Óbidos, Our Lady of Sorrow, stating the following: “The Virgin, Our Lady was conceived without original sin”.
  10. 10. Óbidos, Padrão Camoniano (Monument to a Camões) Luís Vaz de Camões is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet
  11. 11. Padrão Camoniano (Monument to a Camões)
  12. 12. Rua Direita - Main Street
  13. 13. Ginja de Óbidos - Traditional Local Liqueur - is a natural handmade sour cherry liqueur of unique quality
  14. 14. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Melinda Horvat Internet Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu Sound: Mariza - Rosa Branca; Pequeñas Verdades www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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