Barcelos Things to Do

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    Capela de Nossa Senhora da Ponte

    by Oleg_D. Written Nov 20, 2013

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    This temple or Chapel of Our Lady of the Bridge was built in 1328. It was later renovated in the mid-seventeenth century and again in 1865-66. So, today you can observe the product of reconstruction made in second half of XIX-th century. The original building was simple and was located at a lower elevation than at present time.

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    Paço dos Condes de Barcelos

    by Oleg_D. Written Jul 2, 2013

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    Archaeological museum is situated in the ruins of Palace of Dukes of Barcelos. There are some medieval tombs, stone crosses, heraldic shields and an XVIIIth century tiled fountain in the permanent exhibition. There is also so-called Cruzeiro do Senhor do Galo the XIV century stone cross paying tribute to the Barcelos Cock and telling the story of the city’s emblem in relief carvings. This story is one of the many variations of the medieval miracle know as the miracle of Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
    Admission is free, photography is allowed.

    Open hours daily during the summer:
    From09h00 - 19h00
    Winter - 09h00 - 17h30

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    Temple of Good Jesus of Cross.

    by Oleg_D. Written Jun 27, 2013

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    This neoclassic church known as Templo do Senhor Bom Jesus da Cruz was built here in 1704 on the place of earlier chapel and consecrated in 1710. It was dedicated to the local miracle of the cross that had happened here when in 1504 at the adjoining market square a cross miraculously appeared from the soil.

    Admission is free. Donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash and tripod.

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    Igreja Matriz da Paroquia de Santa Maria

    by Oleg_D. Written Jun 27, 2013

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    The main parish church of Saint Mary of Barcelos was built according to orders of Don Pedro the 3rd Count of Barcelos. Construction began in XIII century and had being accomplished in first half of XIV century. During the rule of Fernando the Duke of Braganza that church became Collegiate in 1464. Within next several centuries church suffered several reconstructions and modernizations that’s why there are nothing left from its original Romanesque and Gothic stuff inside. If you are a fan of baroque art and style then you will find the baroque paradise inside that church.

    Admission is free. Donations are welcomed and highly appreciated. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash and tripod.

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    World War I Monument.

    by Oleg_D. Written Jun 26, 2013

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    WW I monument is situated in the historical center of Barcelos right in front of the Police Station. You can easily find it at the intersection of Avenida da Liberdade and Campo da Republica. That monument dedicated to the soldiers and non commissioned officers drafted from the district of Barcelos and killed in action in Flanders and France during the campaigns of 1916-1918. Majority of these soldiers and NCO were from 8th and 29th Infantry Regiments, one trooper from the 4th cavalry, one machine gunner and one artilleryman. They were our allies and I eagerly saluted them and paid respect for their valor and efforts during the Battle of the Lys (Batalha de La Lys) also known as the fourth batle of Ypres.

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    Solar dos Pinheiros.

    by Oleg_D. Written Jun 26, 2013

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    That building was built in XV century for Pedro Estevez one of courtiers of the Duke of Braganza. Later it belonged to Pinhero family. It consists of a central main and two rectangular towers on the flanks. It has an extensive facade with lancet window decorated with the figures of jokers. Southern wall has another decorated medieval window. This building is excellent example of XV century town architecture.

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    Buildings

    by Redang Updated Apr 11, 2009

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    Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra(Barcelos)
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    Some beautiful buildings I found in Barcelos.

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    - Main: Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra
    - 2nd: Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra
    - 3rd: Associação Comercial e Industrial (Rúa S. Francisco)
    - 4th: Theatro Gil Vicente (Largo Dr. Martins Lima)
    - 5th: Library (Largo D. José Novais)

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    Statues

    by Redang Updated Apr 11, 2009

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    Ao Bombeiro Voluntario (Barcelos, Portugal)
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    Pics:
    - Main: Ao Bombeiro Voluntario (volunteer fireman/woman, Av. da Liberdade)
    - 2nd: Alcalde (Mayor) Nuno Gonçalves e seu Filho (and his son) (Largo Marechal Gomes da Costa, in front of the railway station)
    - 3rd: D. António Barroso (Largo D. António Barroso, behind the Igreja Matriz)

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    Igreja do S. Bom Jesus da Cruz

    by Redang Updated Apr 8, 2009

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    Igreja do S. Bom Jesus da Cruz (Barcelos Portugal)
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    The origin of the Igreja dates back to the mysterious appearance of a cross made of black earth on the fairground in December of 1.504, and where a small chapel was immediately built in recognition of this divine signal.

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    Cávado River

    by elcolibri Written Aug 30, 2005

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    Cavado River

    Cávado River born in the National Park of Peneda Geres and flows by Portugal to the Atlantic Ocean. In Barcelos Cavado river divide the city from Barcelinhos another small town in the south bank but they are link by a medieval bridge.

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    Fountain of Rua Visconde de Sao Januario

    by elcolibri Updated Aug 30, 2005

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    Fountain da Rua Visconde de Sao Januario

    It is a beautiful granitic fountain seat behind the Nuno Alvares' home in the historic center of Barcelos althought it was built besides the Church of Terço at end of XVIII Century and translated here around 1970s forming part of a protected zone.

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    Jardim Das Barrocas

    by elcolibri Written Aug 30, 2005

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    Garden of the Barrocas (Jardim das Barrocas) built at the end of the XVIII Century and reformed in XX Century is a beautiful park in from of the Campo de Feria and next to the Porta Nova Square. It has many trees, flowers, banches, fountain and steps. (See the travelogue). It is named also Passeio dos Assentos.

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    Chafariz do Largo da Porta Nova

    by elcolibri Written Aug 30, 2005

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    Chafariz do Largo da Porta Nova

    The Chafariz do Largo da Porta Nova (fountain of Square of New Door) is a beautiful fountain seat in front of the Church of Bom Jesus da Cruz. Built in 1732 in Monastery of Salvador de Vilar in Frades was translated to this square in 1966.

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    Largo de Apoio

    by elcolibri Updated Aug 30, 2005

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    Largo de Apoio

    Largo de Apoio (Square of Apoio) may be the oldest square in Barcelos. Surrounded by many historic buildings and with a beautiful fountain in the center this charming square is a must visiting Barcelos.

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    Solar dos Pinheiros

    by elcolibri Updated Aug 30, 2005

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    Solar dos Pinheiros

    Solar dos Pinheiros (Manor house of the Pinheiro Family) is a National Monument of Portugal seated in the historical center of Barcelos. It was began to built in first half of XV Century althought there are documents appointing there were parts of the building ( the north tower) built in the XIV century.

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