"Barcelos the capital of famous county!" Top 5 Page for this destination Barcelos by Oleg_D.

Barcelos Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 124 photos

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  • Pros:Beautiful former capital of famous County.
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:History, culture and Old Glory of Counts of Barcelos!
  • Last visit to Barcelos: May 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Galaxy31's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2016 at 6:54 AM

    Great page about a place that I never heard of. Thanks for sharing

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Interesting historical tips. I never knew that Barcelos used to be such an important city (before the earthquake).

    • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
      Jun 7, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      Thank you for visiting and rating! Yes, it was the capital of one of the oldest counties and later duchies of the Kingdom of Portugal and Algarve.

  • Lennyx's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2014 at 3:55 AM

    That picture is breathtakingly beautiful... Sweet, i love it!

    • Lennyx's Profile Photo
      Mar 28, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      Thank you for the information. I must visit this place soon!

    • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
      Mar 28, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      I hope you will not be disappointed!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Oleg, lovely little page about Barcelos here. I must admit that I have never heard of the town before. I like your night photo of the Templo do Senhor Bom Jesus da Cruz. Your accommodation seems to be indeed a great find. Well done.

    • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
      Mar 9, 2014 at 3:29 AM

      Thank you for visiting and rating. Yes, after that horrible earthquake of 1755 Barcelos became small lovely city with extremely friendly people (all Portuguese people are very friendly). Before that date from the early day of Kingdom of Portugal it was the capital of the County and Counts of Barcelos belonged to Portuguese Highest Aristocracy.
      Accommodation was great because the hotel is always better that the Albergue (The Pilgrim Hospital).

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Quite a few Churches to see and the town looks interesting as well!

    • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
      Feb 19, 2014 at 8:36 AM

      This is the very small town populated with citizens very friendly toward foreigners. Portugueses are very friendly nation.


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