A Visit to Europe’s Sweetest Village

Obidos Chocolate FestivalA couple of months ago it was the Christmas Village, but right now the medieval village of Obidos north of Lisbon is Europe’s sweetest destination thanks to its annual Chocolate Festival. This is the seventh edition of its famous international festival, and until the 15th of this month you’ll be able to see chocolate sculptures around the village, chocolate-inspired fashion shows, and recipe contents accompanied by lots of music.

Of all the regular events that take place in this storybook village every year, this one is the most popular, so do avoid going on a weekend to escape the massive crowds. It’s a perfect family trip (there is a special Children’s Chocolate House), but anyone of any age will enjoy the fascinating displays and sampling the dark, milky, white, or any kind of chocolate.

For complete information about visiting Obidos, see GoLisbon’s Obidos guide, and for photos of the event see this Flickr gallery.