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Almost everyone in our group took a photo of a friend next to this

Why I'm not sure. It was a meeting place and a place where the town cryer gave the news and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great view/meeting point/spot to rest!

Obidos is so tiny and adorable. This statue is great for its history, of course, but this little... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
Jamie K
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Rua Josefa de Obidos, Obidos 2510-077, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Why I'm not sure. It was a meeting place and a place where the town cryer gave the news and proclamations. Interesting and a focal point. I guess we took a photo too

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Obidos is so tiny and adorable. This statue is great for its history, of course, but this little area with a cute overlook of the church is a perfect place to rest and enjoy an ice cream or serve as a meeting point if your...More

Thank Jamie K
Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is nothing amazing by itself, but it has a some interesting history of where people we pilloried.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Not overly impressive, right on the main little tourist street. Overlooks an old church. I wouldn't go out of my way, but you'll probably walk past it.

Thank traveler092006
Reviewed September 18, 2017

The pillory was a gift from Queen Leonor in 1492 to the people of Obidos for recovering the body of her son. Seems a bit ironic that her gift was then used to hang and execute criminals. Nice location in the main square.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed August 26, 2017

If you walk the main shopping street of Obidos, you can't miss this ancient monument. The monument was erected to commemorate the fishermen who tried to save albeit unsuccesfully the then Queen's son who drowned.

Thank RodMcLeod
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This monument has history of 1500 about queen building this in gratitude of the fishmerman finding her Son body. This is now more a starting or meeting point for the village.

Thank nirajsomaiya
Reviewed June 20, 2017

As other reviewers have noted, this monument was given by queen Leonor in 1492 to the local fishermen who had recovered her son's body after he died under mysterious circumstances the year before. Apparently it was later used as a pillory where criminals were bound...More

1  Thank CFofLL
Reviewed April 27, 2017

When touring new towns or villages it is good to have a very clear meeting point. This is also a good place for a photo and there is a cafe opposite where we sat to have a cool drink. While sitting there we were joined...More

Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed March 30, 2017

In Portugal there are many stories and legends.This monument commemorates the return of the Queen's son by fishermen after he was accidentally killed in a hunting accident.

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