Óbidos International Chocolate Festival

Visitor's Guide

Chocolate sculptures in Óbidos, Portugal

Chocolate sculptures at the chocolate festival in Óbidos

The Óbidos International Chocolate Festival transforms Óbidos into the world’s chocolate capital for about a week, in the months of March, April or May. Each year has a different theme, meant to inspire the amazing chocolate sculptures that are usually on display.

Chocolate festival in Óbidos, Portugal

The main access to the village and the chocolate festival

There are tastings of chocolates from different parts of the world, and professional chefs showing off what they can do with cocoa. Chocoholics may also join workshops and courses, and participate in contests.

Chocolates in Óbidos, Portugal

Chocolates for sale at the chocolate festival in Óbidos

Almost everything happens in the shadow of the castle, and, in order to access the site, visitors must first buy their tickets from a booth by the entrance gate.

2024 DATES: March 1st-3rd, 8th-10th, 15th-17th