Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Carmo in Obidos
The Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Carmo in Obidos is located outside the wall of the village of Óbidos and there are several stories about its origin.
On the west side of the slope of the Vila, the Hermitage is associated with an ancient Roman temple in honor of Jupiter (Zeus for the Greeks), and the story goes that there are tombs containing Roman inscriptions there.
Like much of the monumental heritage of the village of Óbidos, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Carmo suffered from the earthquake that occurred in the year 1755 and the works that were carried out afterwards (already in the 20th century) result in its current facade.
Noteworthy are its medieval belfry and the ancient image of the patron saint, São João Baptista – a XV century sculpture that can be seen at the Municipal Museum.