- The CreativeTourismNetwork® is very pleased to welcome the city of Barcelos (Portugal) as new destination certified “CreativeFriendly”.
The Committee of the CreativeTourismNetwork® highlighted Barcelos’ rich heritage, know-how, and traditions, especially for what it concerns its crafts, folk art and gastronomy, as well as the engagement of the Municipality to use the creativity as a tool for tourism and the territorial development.
This charming Portuguese city has been a referent for centuries in the field of crafts and especially ceramic – let’s remember that Portugal’s icon is Barcelos’s rooster! – and its strength also comes from its capacity to merge traditions and contemporary arts and to involve the locals in the organization of cultural events throughout the year.
Thus, Barcelos, that already received the prestigious recognition as Creative City of UNESCO, also bets on creative tourism as an international strategy of economic development, to reach new markets, while creating a value chain for the whole territory.
A wide array of very authentic experiences are already available to attract the tourists of the new generation, and some more will be co-designed with its inhabitants very soon!
The CreativeTourismNetwork® congratulates the city of Barcelos for such a brilliant and highly recommended offer!