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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Some beautiful buildings I found in Barcelos.Pics:- 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)more
Quinta de Malta, Durraes, Barcelos, 4905-070, Portugal
Good for: Couples
Hotel Bagoeira is situated in the historical center of city of Barcelos. So, it takes only ten...more
Avenida D. Nuno Alvares Pereira 76, Barcelos, 4750234, Portugal
Probably, the oldest restaurant in this city, Bagoeira is well-known across the country for its great food. If you want to try the real traditional food from the region, you must visit it.
Now, they also built an hotel so you can enjoy the best of Barcelos in only one place.
Favorite Dish: Papas de Sarrabulho, Vitela Assada, Bacalhau 'a Bagoeira.
A very huge varierty of meat and fish dishes. Also a good wine list. Probably, their most famous dishes are cod fish (bacalhau) and rojoes (small "cubes" of pork).
Located in a village called Manhente (5km away from Barcelos), there's the Adro Café, one of the most recent nightlife places in Barcelos. It's a very nice place to stay, the staff is quite nice. Friday night , you can show your singing skills at the Karaoke's night. Unlike other bars in town, there's no minimal consumption. Nonemore
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Some road distances to Barcelos from:- Porto: 62 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 591 kms.- Amsterdam (Holland): 2.068 kms.- Napoli (Italy): 2.562 kms.- Graz (Austria): 2.645 kms.Checking the website, you can find more road distances together with the driving times and the best route.more
It's very easy to go to Barcelos from Porto, although I must tell you that it takes a while.Once in Porto, go to either São Bento station (in the centre) or Campanhã (so, it's better São Bento). There, you have to take an urban train to a place called Nine using the Braga line (linha in portuguese); it takes around 50 minutes. From that town, you...more
The legend of the rooster/Cock (galo in portuguese) from Barcelos is very old that there are many variations. I want to let you know that I have taken this excerpt from a web; it’ll explain you the legend much better than my own writing:
“A Spaniard from Galicia who was passing through town on a pilgrimage was accused of committing a serious crime: possibly theft, perhaps murder. Protesting his innocence in the face of execution, he demanded to see the magistrate who had pronounced his sentence. His request granted, the Galician was taken to the house of the magistrate, who was entertaining guests. Pointing to a roast chicken (a staple on any Portuguese banquet table), he shouted, “As sure as I am innocent that cock will crow if I am hanged!”
Here the story varies. Some versions say the cock crowed immediately and the man was released. Other versions say guests derided the accused while the party continued and the man was sent to the gallows, but the judge ordered that the cock not be touched. By the time the man was to be hanged, evening had fallen and the judge was in his house. Suddenly, to everyone’s amazement, the roasted rooster transformed and began to crow. The Galician was saved just in time, and released.
Today, the Portuguese and Spanish get along a little better, but the Galo de Barcelos has become one of the most instantly recognized cultural symbols of the Portuguese diaspora. No Portuguese home is without at least one galo somewhere: embroidered on a table cloth, tattooed on a kid’s back, painted on something ceramic”.
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