Portugal is Travel + Leisure's 2016 Destination of the Year, and to celebrate this richly unique European country, we're not just writing about it: We're taking you there.

In a virtual reality experience, which you can watch a trailer for above, we transport you to the medieval village of Óbidos, just north of Lisbon on the country's Atlantic coast.

The history of Óbidos dates back to the Romans, and the town was fortified by Muslims in the 8th century. The Castle of Óbidos, constructed in the 12 century, is a source of national pride.

While Lisbon is a must for any visit to Portugal, the lesser visited, off-the-beaten path destinations—like Óbidos—are where travelers can experience even more fascinating history of the region.

To get the full experience, and to explore more exclusive virtual reality content, download LifeVR in the App Store, or on Google Play.

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff