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.

Where to eat in Barcelos

What to do in Barcelos

Where to sleep in Barcelos

Casa Lugar da Aldeia
Casa Lugar da Aldeia

Localizado no coração de Barcelos, a Casa Lugar da Aldeia oferece 3 acolhedores quartos duplos com varanda com mobiliário exterior. Para uso comum, os hóspedes…

Quinta do Convento da Franqueira
Quinta do Convento da Franqueira

Quinta do Convento da Franqueira, situated in Barcelos, is a space of turismo de habitação installed in a former Franciscan convent from the 16th century. From…

Casa do Fiscal
Casa do Fiscal

Nice House with four bedrooms, living room with pool table, kitchen and dining room, barbecue area, five-a-side football pitch, small playground and swimming p…

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