"Barcelos: where the cock crowed" Top 5 Page for this destination Barcelos by elcolibri

Barcelos Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 124 photos

Barcelos is a city in the Alto Minho, famous by the legend about a pilgrim who was suspected of having commited a crime and condemned to be hanged but before the execution he were to talk with the judge who was dining roast chicken with some friends. The pilgrim claim his innocence and pointing to the cocks on the table said "As surely as I am innocent will that cock crow if I am hanged". Effectively he was hanged and in that moment the cock stood and crowed. Happily the cock crowed soon and the condemned could be released before he was strangled.

It is the origin of the cock as symbol of Portugal.

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  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Muy interesante tu página también, me gustó mucho Barcelos

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2007 at 9:42 AM

    nice to see your pics as ive been trying to get to barcelos a few times, hope to have success next week. wanted to go to the famous market though, any info? thx and all the best.


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