Welcome to Barcelos

Barcelos is an ancient city, situated in an area that has archaeological remains dating back to prehistoric times, although it was really in the 12th century that its history began, first when D. Afonso Henriques granted the settlement a charter and turned it into a town, and then later, in 1298, when D. Dinis rewarded his chief steward by making him a count and giving him the town as part of his title.

Top Tours & Activities in Barcelos

From Porto: Barcelos Private Tour – The Birthplace Of A National Symbol

Enter on this private half-day tour to discover the oldest legend of Portugal! Barcelos is the birthplace of the famous cockerel legend that you are about to explore on this tour! Scroll its medieval streets and discover its range of pottery, handcrafts and local goods.

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From Porto: Full-Day Tour By Tesla To Barcelos E Viana Do Castelo

Get to know the traditional sites in the northern Portugal on board of a beautiful Tesla. A full-day guided tour to Barcelos, Viana do Castelo and Santa Luzia, visiting the Costume museum and trying the local cuisine. Color, movement, life and culture.

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Good To Know

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
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