Barcelos is a city belonging to the district of Braga in the northern region of Portugal. Undoubtedly, the most characteristic feature of the city is the colourful rooster of Barcelos, nowadays considered one of the most representative symbols and icons of the whole country.
This city has its roots in the ancient Roman foundation. After growing and expanding in the heat of the development of medieval times, it became the seat of the first Duke of Bragança in the 15th century. Unfortunately, the palace built by the Dukes of Bragança was destroyed in a fire, so today its remains can be visited as an open-air museum.