Óbidos is all about pleasure. The pleasure of reading, writing and tasting mouth-watering chocolates or the typical "ginja d'Óbidos". A tour across the most iconic bookshops and chocolate shops of Óbidos! Pure delight!
The Church of Santiago, a temple that dates back to the 13th century and one of the most emblematic buildings of the town, is nowadays the bookshop Grande Livraria de Santiago. Situated inside the town walls, in Cerca Velha, next to the castle entrance, this bookshop has a great variety of books, and it organises movie sessions, book releases and exhibitions. You can also have a tea or a coffee here.
Óbidos Biological Market is housed in the former refectory of the Óbidos Town Hall. This place also sells several biological products of the region. Here you can find old and rare books, as well as Travel, Gastronomy and Wine books.
The Arch House, today Casa Museu Abílio de Mattos e Silva, was donated to the Óbidos Town Hall by Maria José Salavisa. This was the old Óbidos prison, bought by a meaningless price by Abílio de Mattos e Silva around 1965. Maria José Salavisa saw this once house in ruins only with an arch over the street and fell in love with it, decorating it according to the spirit of the place, strongly influenced by the Medieval era.Here you can find books on Ilustration, Heritage and Old Books.
Known as Galeria Ogiva, this venue was created in 1970 in Óbidos. The Gallery plays a very important role in the history of Óbidos and its museums. It is the starting point for exhibitions and other cultural expressions associated with contemporary works. Here you will find a bookshop, exhibitions, projections and performances.
Located in the most central street of Óbidos - Rua Direita - this chocolate shop is specialised in a very beloved chocolate speciality in Portugal: "bomboca". All sorts of basically irresistible "bombocas"!
Situated in Rua Direita, this chocolate shop sells assorted chocolates and teas! Embraced by the castle walls, this is a must-see spot of charming Óbidos. Óbidos
Óbidos Chocolate House is simultaneously a chocolate shop and a factory. It opened its doors in Josefa d'Óbidos street. Premium handmade chocolates at the heart of Óbidos!