Mercado Medieval de Óbidos
18. 07. 201904. 08. 2019
Fire, Celebration and Feast

The 18th edition of Óbidos Medieval Market takes place from July 18 to August 4, open Thursday to Sunday.

The Old Arms Square, once used as a training ground for squires and knights at the service of the King, is transformed into a village evoking practices linked to the daily life of the Middle Ages.
The Medieval Market is an event with a strong community connection, with visible effort from all cultural, sports and recreational associations as well as private social solidarity institutions, welcoming the thousands of visitors every year.

The program is very diverse, providing the opportunity for actors, jugglers, fire manipulators and other showmen to show their arts in this medieval fest.
This edition will enchant knights and ladies, nobles and bourgeois, with fire shows, theatre, crafts and masters, tournaments and jousts, among other experiences of medieval times.

Be a part of history at Óbidos Medieval Market!

“Fire is therefore many things”
Umberto Eco, On the Shoulders of Giants

Fire was an essential element in medieval daily life. As part of life, fire was decisive to cook, to heat the house and to illuminate squares and roads.
In times where Catholicism was deeply-rooted, by the apologia of sin, anxiety and fear, fire is seen as a tenebrous element marking the medieval man’s mentality in its representation of Hell and Evil.
In the Art of Warfare, it is also a powerful tool in siege strategies. In the 14th century, the introduction of gunpowder brings big changes in the military architecture of castles.
In feasts and parties, fire has the power to enchant and dazzle people; jugglers and fire-eaters show their skills, dominating it with mastership, ennobling the shows during the festive nights to the delight of nobles, the bourgeoisie and commoners.




Opening Hours
Thursday: 5 p.m. to midnight
Friday: 5 p.m. to 01 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 01 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight

MEDIEVAL COSTUMES RENTAL (Associação Josefa De Óbidos)

Visit the Medieval Venue from Monday to Friday (shows and gastronomy not included)

Entrance Fee (>3 years old) – 2,50€
Open July 22nd to August 2nd
Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday to Sunday
(> 12 years old) – 49,90€
(3-11 years old) – 19,90€
Includes: Ticket + Costume + Reserved seating for the Tournament (7.30 p.m.) and Medieval Supper

Entrance fee (> 12 years old) – 7,00€
Discounts (available only at the ticket booths)
Group (+ 15 Pax) – 6,00€/person
Visitors Wearing Medieval Costume – 6,00€


Alvorada | Compagnia La Giostra | Cornalusa | Gaiteiro d’Óbidos | Goliardos | Jograis d’el Rei | Lôa Trovadoresca | Manta d’Ourelos | Neiva | Trabucos

Street Entertainment, jugglers, dance and theatre

Ana dos Gansos | Animatus | Anymamundy | As Contadeiras | Burros de Magoito | Fire Dragons | Jenüs | Malatitsch | Agita Associação Cultural e Social | Pé na Dança | Saltimbanco da Charneca | Scalarium | Teatro Hábitos | Terras de Charneca | Três Irmãos

Historical Reenactment

Roteiro de Época-Recriação Histórica | Acampamento Mouro – Alcaide Faria Fernandes | Armis Nostrum – Acampamento Militar | Cavaleiros de Ribadouro | Hoste do Magriço | Ilustre Cruzada | Mestre de Liça Francisco de França

Explore the Market


The delicacies and flavours available at the Medieval Market are a reflection of those of other times. Everyone follows rules and guidelines using period ingredients to ensure an authentic medieval experience.

Merchants / Artisans

The merchant and the artisan were central to social and commercial life in the medieval community. Gathering in markets and squares of towns and villages, they provided the goods necessary for the people to thrive and prosper. The merchants and artisans at the Medieval Market provide unique products in order to recreate the atmosphere of the streets and squares of the Middle Ages.

Purchase TORREÃO

In 2003, Óbidos adopted the “Torreão” as the event currency. The coin, designed by sculptor José Aurélio, can be used at the event merchants or kept as a souvenir of the event. In 2019 we will feature a new collection that can be purchased wherever the Torreão is displayed. Experience the history and trade with our medieval currency.

Tournaments and Jousts
Tournaments were great social events spread over several days, and they were often held to celebrate such important occasions as coronations and royal weddings or at annual gatherings of specific knight orders. There were stands for spectators, pavilions and balconies for the richest, stalls with refreshments, sellers of horses and fine clothes, intermission performances of drama with musicians and acrobats, pageants, and several banquets over the course of the event.
Cavaleiros & Falcoeiros de Ribadouro e Ilustre Cruzada

Medieval Evenings

The “Medieval Evening” offers you the opportunity for a unique experience. Wear a medieval costume, wander the medieval streets, watch the tournaments from reserved grandstand seating and enjoy the entertainment while you dine at the Royal Court.

Schedule (Thursday to Sunday)
(> 12 years old) – 49,90€
(3-11 years old) – 19,90€
Includes: Entrance + Costume + Reserved seating for the tournament (7.30p.m.) + Medieval Supper
Dinners prepared and provided by Óbidos Schools students.
For more information, contact the Posto de Turismo.
(Phone: 00 351 262 959 231 – Email:

Come and enjoy a unique experience!

Venha usufruir desta experiência única!



Óbidos Criativa E.M.
Edifício Paços do Concelho | Largo de São Pedro
2510-086 Óbidos

Informações (Posto de Turismo): 262 959 231
Organização: 262 955 561
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