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Never understood: Church or bookstore?

Well it was both but the tour guide didn't exactly tell us why it was both. Interesting small... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nice place and awesome place to Learn the craft

Well coverted church into a bookstore by temporary shelves whilst keeping the view towards the... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
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Largo de Sao Tiago do Castelo | Next to Obidos Castle, Obidos 2510-106, Portugal
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Well it was both but the tour guide didn't exactly tell us why it was both. Interesting small church portion with paintings and surprisingly interesting books for sale.

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Well coverted church into a bookstore by temporary shelves whilst keeping the view towards the history of the place. It also offers the option to do a workshop in lacework by a real friendly lady who also shows and sells here wares on the first...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

As you are walking down the street you get to this cute spotbefore entering the castle section. It used to be a church, you can still see remains of decor. Upstairs there is another little section for handmade crafts of long ago - lace or...More

Thank su2doz
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Small church that has been ingeniously reinvented as a bookstore. The interior has had a modern floorpan installed without disturbing the church interior. A good selection of books in a number of languages and a small gallery, museum dedicated to fabric arts in the choir...More

Thank FWontheroad
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We dropped into Sao Tiago church whilst exploring Óbidos. It’s a fascinating how it’s been transformed into a modern bookshop. It’s located next to the castle & is definitely worth a look.

Thank Ellemay
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This was one of the most interesting locations for a bookshop I have ever been to! This church, dating back to the 12th century, has been re-invented as a bookshop. It is lovely and quiet inside, with a great selection of books, even some English...More

Thank Ch00klady
Reviewed August 26, 2017

This former church sits at the top of Obidos, next to the Castle. It has been re-purposed into a book store. The choir loft should be visited as there you will find a local embroidery artisan (Natalie Santos) who sells exquisite tablecloths and napkins which...More

Thank RodMcLeod
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Great church repurposed into a bookstore. You can walk in and browse for free. It's near the entrance to the castle and ramparts.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed May 19, 2017

It is worth popping in to look at this building and how it is now used. It has some English titles. It is also an escape from the crowds.

Thank Robin L
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