October 2019

Monthly Archives

  • Timber workshop

    The timber is a raw material used in the production of decorative and utilitarian pieces, reason why also in Barcelos there are some craftsmen who work this raw material in a detailed and artistic form. The most common pieces are wooden miniatures, which mostly represent scenes of rural life (granaries, rakes, looms, spindles, etc.) and […]

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    Barcelos Imagery

    Barcelos Imagery started as a subsidiary activity of pottery, using small portions of clay and occupying the spaces left free in the oven by the main set of pieces of bigger dimensions. They were small figures shaped in the form of people and animals and on their base was placed a whistle or some musical […]

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    Performing tours

    Barcelos vast heritage sites, landscapes and magnificent viewpoints is an ideal place for touring performing artists. The city center beautiful gothic and baroque churches, the ruins of the palace of the Counts, or the river shores, often become stages for concerts of national and international artists, but all over the very extended council territory, churches, […]

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    Creative walks

    Walk to know Barcelos is an annual program that integrates the Municipal tourist experiences promotion, here nature, drawing of photography lovers will find different proposals to get to know the territory, as eg. walk along the river Cávado shores; walk along the river Neiva and its windmills; discover the ponds of Enxate or Caíde, or […]

  • Culinary Arts Workshops

    Culinary experiences

    The richness of Barcelos cuisine, allows a varied program of activities throughout the year, sustained on the richness and quality of the local culinary arts and on the excellence of the local restaurants. The experience turns around the annual program “7 Pleasures of Gastronomy” where you can participate in the preparation of some of the […]

  • Battle of the Flowers May 1st

    Battle of flowers

    The Festival of the Crosses is the local most important and symbolic traditional festivity of the year. It mixes perfectly the profound religious spirit, common of the these people, with the ethnographic and popular events. To experience the Battle of the Flowers during this festivity, is to take part in a unique parade, that is […]

  • Vines and Wines Experiences

    Wine and vines experiences

    Wine is one of the local major productions, Barcelos is located in the heart of the Vinho Verde demarcated region. To visit our local wineries is to discover the true alchemist spirit behind all the wine-making. Immerse yourself in this unique world, learn more about its history, production techniques and styles of wines, and most […]

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    Traditional music and dances experiences

    To experience local folklore is to go far beyond music and dance, it means to meet local history, traditions and culture. It is a very enriching experience for all participants and visitors. Keeping in mind that exchange of experiences, cultures and ideas contribute to a more tolerant world and more open to the difference.

  • Crafts and Folk Arts Workshops

    Ceramic and crafts workshop

    Barcelos is undoubtedly a land of ceramists. All year round we welcome you to discover the art of working on the potters wheel, create your own clay crockery or imagery. In this process you will discover that substance becomes, at each new object created, an instrument with its own personality, with the power to build […]

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    Paint the “Barcelo’s Rooster”

    The Imagery is incomparable to any other artisanal production in Barcelos due to its unique features. It is a production of excellence, of which the most common pieces are related to religion and celebrations, everyday life or beasts (devils, grotesque and ambiguous figures), among others, with the Rooster of Barcelos in the spotlight. With this […]