• Óbidos


Postcard-perfect Óbidos sits atop a hill, its 14th-century wall corralling a bouquet of narrow lanes and flower-bedecked whitewashed houses. Óbidos — now protected by the government from modern development — is ideal for photographers who want to make Portugal look as pretty as it can be. Óbidos can be crowded, especially in August — ideally, arrive late one day and leave early the next, enjoying the town as you would a beautiful painted tile.