By the Hot Springs of Caldas da Rainha
We will visit the most ancient Thermal Hospital of the World. Inside we are going to have a look on the “Pool of the Queen” where D. Leonor, Portuguese Queen and founder of the city took some baths…
The Thermal Heritage walk beside the waters
We start at the historic centreer, where a great part of the thermal heritage is concentrated, and we will visit the Thermal Hospital where we can see stays the Swimming Pool where the Queen bathed.
Next to the Thermal Hospital is the simple but artistically rich Nossa Senhora do Pópulo Church and the green D. Carlos I Park. During this visit, we will discover the most important phases of the city’s history, from its foundation, to the urban renewal by the hand of king D. João V, to the golden age of the 19th century, during which Caldas da Rainha became one of the most important places in Portugal.
Cavacas, a delicious break
There are many delights of Caldas, of which we highlight the “Cavacas” and the “Beijinhos”. We invite you to have a break on a traditional pastry where we will taste the real Cavaca of Caldas. If the visit is in the morning, we will have the opportunity to feel the lively Praça da Fruta, a daily street market dedicated to fresh fruit and local products
Óbidos:, tradition and creativity hand in hand
The visit starts at the Door of the Village, today the main entrance of Óbidos, and we continue to the Castle, with its impressive military architecture. Always embraced by the imposing walls, we will discover streets of medieval charm with their flowered houses, churches of various eras, squares which are always meeting point of the people, until we reach the viewpoint of the Castle that offers us an amazing view to the village and the countryside. The castle was (and still is) the first historical inn of Portugal with its Manueline window.
Sour Cherry Liquor on a chocolate cup: the drink sensation of Óbidos
Finally, a toast to this visit and to all who joined us! For this, we stop at a local bar and taste the drink that makes the delight of all visitors – Óbidos ginja, natural or on a chocolate cup. If we arouse your curiosity and want to know more about the Ginja of Óbidos, book with us a visit to a producer to get to know the whole history and process of production of this liquor.