Obidos Turismo

Rua Direita - Main Street

Rua Direita is the main street of the town and also the one that attracts most visitors. Historically, Rua Direita and Rua Nova have been the main streets of Óbidos and the quickest ways of reaching the castle.

In the 14th century, it was known as Rua Direita, probably due to the expansion of the town towards south. This development culminated with the construction of the Town Gate in the second half of the 14 th century.

Originally the trace of this street was not as linear as we see it today. Some old gothic portals inside the buildings were discovered proving that this street was, in fact, different. However, it has presented this formation since the 16th and 17th centuries.