Our nearest city is Caldas da Rainha, originally called Caldas de Óbidos, draws its origins from the 15th Century discovery of a thermal sulfurous water spring of such an excellent quality, that its healing powers drew visitors from near and far. Its most famous visitor, Queen Leonor de Lencastre (wife of King João II, 1481-1495), who found the curative waters so healing that she established a hospital at the source which carries her name (as does Caldas da Rainha meaning Queen's Bath). Also worth visiting the ceramic museum to explore the regions history in ceramics.
Apart from visiting us at Vinhos Cortém the region is filled with special places and sights.
Portugal's Silvercoast is so named because of the fine white beach sands which shimmer and sparkle in the sunlight.
The town of Óbidos has roots going back to Moorish times and the entire town has been declared a national monument. It is often referred to as the 'Wedding Gift Town" or "Romantic Town" as King Dinis gave it as a gift to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282. This is not all that makes it one of Europe's most romantic medieval villages, it is incredibly picturesque with cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses all encircled by the walls of a 12th century castle. Views from the 13m (45ft) high medieval walls are highly recommended.