Barcelos

Barcelos is the municipality that with 89 parishes is considered to be the one having the greatest number of parishes in the country. Its name derives from the word "barcellus" – a small barge, which recalls the vessel that used to cross the river Cávado and the pilgrims who went on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The handicrafts of Barcelos are varied and authentic and the best known is the traditional Galo de Barcelos, which became one of the greatest national symbols. The legend of this cock, associated with an ancient sixteenth-century cruise, tells the miraculous intervention of a dead rooster that proves the innocence of a man wrongly accused of a crime. Nowadays, several craftsmen from Barcelos keep this legend alive by creating increasingly beautiful cocks.

Best Of Barcelos

Castelo de Faria (vestígios)

Barcelos

Castle where you can find traces from the Bronze end to the late Roman era. Considered one of the most important and powerful fortresses of medieval times, consists of three lines of walls (probably from the iron age) surrounding the ...

Conjunto Urbano do Centro Histórico de Barcelos

Barcelos

Vestiges of the romanesque, gothic, manuelin, ranaissance, baroque and neoclassical stand out. A special note to the Mother Church, the Paço dos Condes de Bragança, the Church of Our Lord of the Cross and the Fountain of Campo da Feira.

Igreja de Santa Maria de Abade de Neiva

Barcelos

This is a Romanic rural church but it has the doors and main chapel window already in Gothic style. It was founded in 1152 by Queen D. Mafalda. From the Romanic period it only maintains traces, namely the corbels and ...

Igreja e Mosteiro de Vilar de Frades

Barcelos

The church with characteristics from the fifteen hundreds has on its entrance a porch with a low arch supported by two columns. On the inside it stands out the remarkable nave vaulted coverage, with crossed ribs and the glazed tiles ...

Igreja Matriz de Barcelos

Barcelos

This is a transition temple presenting some influences of both styles, Romanic and Gothic with several transformations that took place during the 16th and 17th centuries. The doorway has four archivolts with eight small columns settled in capitals and the ...

Museu Arqueológico de Barcelos / Paço dos Condes de Barcelos

Barcelos

The Archaeology Museum was created in 1920 and exhibits granite elements that range from pre-history to the late Modern Age, including a menhir, medieval coffins, romanesque church architectural elements and others.

Museu de Olaria

Barcelos

Created in 1963 in result of the valuable donation of a collection by Joaquim Sellés Paes de Villas Boas, it was first named Regional Ceramics Museum and later Portuguese Popular Ceramics Museum. Later still, it became the Pottery Museum. It ...

Pedra Furada

Barcelos

A granite house, whose decor uncludes Barcelos' clay artefacts, with a justified fam for its dishes. Friendly and effective service. This restaurant is located in the Route of the Central Santiago Way and is an obligatory stop for many pilgrims.

Ponte Medieval de Barcelos

Barcelos

The bridge is a gothic construction with a keep and three small towers. It links Barcelos and Barcelinhos. Its existence is referred in several documents from the 14th century. It was reconstructed in the 15th century by orders of D. ...

Quinta de Santa Comba

Barcelos

With about 10 acres, this farm offers guests a beautiful house dating back to between the 17th and 18th centuries. It has six bedrooms, a chapel and a library. For those who prefer the outdoors, can opt for riding or ...

Restaurante do Hotel Bagoeira

Barcelos

A rather old restaurant, with large, comfortable rooms. It serves quite well prepared dishes of the Minho region. Fast and kind service. It was deeply remodelled in 2004 and is now a mandatory point of interest.

Solar dos Pinheiros

Barcelos

This fourteen hundreds building has Pedro Esteves signature, listener from the family Casa de Bragança. It is composed by a central volume and two rectangular towers. It possesses an extensive façade sided by two towers and ogival windows, attached and ...

Torre da Porta Nova

Barcelos

This square tower made with thick granite blocks (reaching two metres) was founded in the XV century by the 8th Count of Barcelos. The finishing is from the Renaissance period with cornice, gutter and merlons.