The Cock of Barcelos
At a Banquet given by a rich Landowner in Barcelos the silver was stolen and one of the guests was accused of the theft. He was tried by the court and found guilty.
In spite of overwhelming evidence against him he still protested his innocence. The magistrate granted the man a final chance to prove his case. Seeing a Cock in a basket nearby he said "If i am innocent the cock will crow" The cock crowed and the prisoner was allowed to go free.
The Cockerel has now become a symbol of Portugal
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Let sleeping dogs lie
It would appear that a local custom in Alvor, is for all the dogs to come out at night and find a nice patch of sand to sleep on!
We saw this sight one night when looking for a restaurant, and heading towards where there are some high rise buildings.
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