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{Azulejo on the Town Gate of Óbidos, Leiria, Portugal} The fortified town of Óbidos has often been patronized by the Queens of Portugal, giving rise to its informal title as "Vila das Rainhas" (Town of Queens); indeed, several royal consorts enriched the village with donations from the Middle Ages until the 16th century.

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Óbidos Vila Natal – Portugal (Óbidos Christmas Village)

The blue-tiled entryway into the medieval town of Óbidos, Portugal | Wanderlusting 4 Life #Óbidos #Portugal #azueljos #bluetiles #Christmas

A workman strips the bark from a cork tree in a forest in Portugal. Trees are harvested in this manner every nine to ten years. Nearly 99 percent of all the cork harvested is used in some manner, from wine corks to floor tiles.

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Óbidos Vila Natal – Portugal (Óbidos Christmas Village)

The blue-tiled church of Santa Maria in Óbidos, Portugal | Wanderlusting 4 Life #portugal #obidos #bluetile

Lisbon, Portugal: Top 10 Things to Do - by Michaela S Guzy 05.05.2014 | The pattered Portuguese paving stones in the coastal town of Cascais