Óbidos Town Museum

Obidos Museum
Obidos Museum

Museu Municipal de Óbidos

The Museu Municipal de Óbidos, or Óbidos Municipal Museum, can be found occupying the rooms of the town's old town hall on Rua Direita.

It's collection primarily comprises statues brought to life between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, alongside artworks by Josefa de Óbidos. A rare example of a known female religious artist, she died in the town in 1684. Many of her works that are not should here have found there way to the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon.

Beyond its sacred artefacts, the museum also exhibits baroque furniture, and smaller finds that stretch from the Roman period to the Napoleonic Wars of the 1800s.

The museum is closed on Mondays.

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