Barcelos In-App Audio Tour: Unravel the Gothic Legacy and Local Handicrafts

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 km
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Duration 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore the maze of Barcelos’ medieval streets with this dynamic in-app audio tour
  • Marvel at the architectural artworks and see the transition of the Romanesque style to the Gothic
  • Listen to the incredible story of a roasted rooster that saved an innocent man from being hanged
  • Follow the footsteps of the pilgrims on their Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela
  • See one of the oldest market squares in Europe and learn the story of the famous 14th-century fair
Join this engaging self-guided audio tour that will take you through the wonderful medieval streets of Barcelos! Our adventure begins at the Medieval Tower, Torre da Porta Nova, – a mighty structure that stands as a testament to the city's medieval past. Strolling along the same street, you will admire the temple of Bom Jesus da Cruz, built in 1704 and covered with legends. The next landmark we'll explore is the Church of Nossa Senhora do Terço, where the simple exterior architecture disguises the rich interior. You will cross the Market Field, where one of the most ancient and traditional markets takes place once a week. Leaving behind the Municipal Art Gallery and the Pottery Museum – which is worth a visit, as it houses a unique collection of pottery and ceramics from Portuguese-speaking countries and all over the world – you will step on a 14th-century bridge that is classified as a national monument. Continuing the journey, you will see the Gothic building of the Barcelos' Archaeological Museum and learn the fantastic local legend of the rooster, which is immortalized in the famous Rooster's Stone Cross. The tour will end in the main street of Barcelos, leaving you free to choose any direction for a further walk. Let the charm of the city's medieval heritage envelop you!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Short overview of the city’s main museums to help you choose the best ones from them
  • Headphones — you should bring your own
  • Entrance tickets to attractions — you can visit them on your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Torre da Porta Nova
Largo da Porta Nova, 22
Teatro Gil Vicente
Largo Doutor Martins Lima, 1
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
Cancellation policies vary according to activity type. Please check the conditions of your required activity Self-guided audio tour.

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