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Pelourinho De Obidos

Rua Josefa de Obidos, Obidos 2510-077, Portugal
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Great view/meeting point/spot to rest!

Obidos is so tiny and adorable. This statue is great for its history, of course, but this little... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Jamie K
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Raleigh, North Carolina
If you are already in Obidos, see this!

This is nothing amazing by itself, but it has a some interesting history of where people we... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Andy G
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Georgetown, Texas
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“fish net” (3 reviews)
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Rua Josefa de Obidos, Obidos 2510-077, Portugal
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Obidos is so tiny and adorable. This statue is great for its history, of course, but this little area with a cute overlook of the church is a perfect place to rest and enjoy an ice cream or serve as a meeting point if your...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is nothing amazing by itself, but it has a some interesting history of where people we pilloried.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Not overly impressive, right on the main little tourist street. Overlooks an old church. I wouldn't go out of my way, but you'll probably walk past it.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The pillory was a gift from Queen Leonor in 1492 to the people of Obidos for recovering the body of her son. Seems a bit ironic that her gift was then used to hang and execute criminals. Nice location in the main square.

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you walk the main shopping street of Obidos, you can't miss this ancient monument. The monument was erected to commemorate the fishermen who tried to save albeit unsuccesfully the then Queen's son who drowned.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This monument has history of 1500 about queen building this in gratitude of the fishmerman finding her Son body. This is now more a starting or meeting point for the village.

Thank nirajsomaiya
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

As other reviewers have noted, this monument was given by queen Leonor in 1492 to the local fishermen who had recovered her son's body after he died under mysterious circumstances the year before. Apparently it was later used as a pillory where criminals were bound...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

When touring new towns or villages it is good to have a very clear meeting point. This is also a good place for a photo and there is a cafe opposite where we sat to have a cool drink. While sitting there we were joined...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

In Portugal there are many stories and legends.This monument commemorates the return of the Queen's son by fishermen after he was accidentally killed in a hunting accident.

Thank Stan J
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

An historic monument with a sad history but the square is lovely with a little square a church resembling those of Mina de Gerais in Brazil.

Thank marcopolo111
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