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By Air

Airports nearest to Barcelos are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.

Braga Airport (distanced approximately 15 km)
Oporto Airport (distanced approximately 32 km)
Ourilandia Airport (distanced approximately 52 km)
Puerto De Santa Maria Airport (distanced approximately 56 km)
Espinho Airport (distanced approximately 63 km)

By Train

The municipality of Barcelos is served by two lines of services Portuguese Railways - CP, the line of Braga and Minho Line.The Line of Braga with the service commuter train and Minho Line service with regional train, interregional and international with this connection to Vigo.

Key places to visit
Church of Barcelos, Palace of the Dukes of Braganca, Faria Castle, Pottery Museum, Gil Vicente Theatre, Tower Manhente


Places to Visit

Church of Barcelos

is a church dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore.This church is located in the historic center of Barcelos, near the ruins of the Palace of the Counts of Barcelos very close to the shore north of the river Cavado.Currently also placed near its main facade, there is a Pillory of Barcelos.This is a church built in the style of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic.

Palace of the Dukes of Braganca

is situated in Barcelos, Braga District, is a palace in Gothic style and is currently in ruins.It was built in the first half of the fifteenth century by order of D. Alfonso, the eighth Earl of Barcelos and the first Duke of Braganca.This palace, which was a castle palatial, remain little more than some walls and a chimney tube.The decay of this palace, began in the late eighteenth century.Currently this palace houses the Archaeological Museum of Barcelos, who was installed there at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Faria Castle

is located in the parish of Pereira, the municipality of Barcelos, Braga district in Portugal.One of the most important castles of the Entre Douro and Minho was erected, isolated high on a ridge on the northern slope of Hill Franqueira, dominating the road linking the port of Viana Barcelos.Now in ruins, is part of the Alto Minho Touristic Region.According to legend, the castle withstood the assault by forces of Castile in early 1373.From the fifteenth century with the ascension to the throne of the Avis dynasty, the castle lost its defensive and administrative functions to Barcelos, being phased out to be ruined.Part of its stones were used to construct the neighbor Franqueira Convent, built in the foothills of Mt.

Pottery Museum

The Pottery Museum is located in Barcelos and is dedicated to the art of pottery.Is installed in the old House of Mendanhas.The Museum was created with the name of the Regional Museum of Ceramics People in 1963 after the donation of a collection gathered by the ethnographer Joaquim Paes de Selles Villas Boas.The extension of the national collections of pottery made to amend the designation for Pottery Museum.The collection is the result of donations, field work in centers potters extinct or endangered and yet others in operation in addition to private acquisitions and antique shops.

Gil Vicente Theatre

is a theater located in Barcelos, Portugal.The patron of the theater, the playwright Gil Vicente, may have been born in Barcelos.The theater was first opened to the public July 31 of 1903, with the presentation of the piece of musical theater "Barcelos-out", written by Augusto Soucasaux.In 1994, the owners of the then vacant building wanted to sell their shares to the town of Barcelos.The then mayor, Fernando Reis claims to have no money.This year, a builder of Braga bought the shares for 60 million escudos (300,000 euros) and, months later, bought the camera, with surprise the theater of 150 million escudos (750,000 euros).The municipality launched in 2004, works of 2.5 million, cofinanced by the Government of Barroso and for one year but that last.Indeed in 2008 were targeted Phase 2: over 900,000 euros.

Tower Manhente

The old Monastery of St. Martin of Manhente located in the current parish of Manhente, municipality of Barcelos, Braga district, in Portugal.Was in a convent of modest proportions whose date of foundation can be traced to the first half of the tenth century and of which there remain only in our day the call Manhente Tower and Church of Manhente.The monastery was founded by D. Pedro Alfonso and his wife Dorraes D. Droplet Oeris after having passed to his daughter D. Teresa Pires who was married to D. Ramiro Aires, Noble and Rich-man 's Portucalense and one of the first to use the family name Carpenters.They are classified as National Monument by Decree No. 2166 of December 24 of 1915.

Right Time to Visit

November - March


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