Alentejo plains, ALENTEJO

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BARCELOS
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Here you will find stone crosses, sculpted coats of arms, sarcophagi and the Senhor do Galo Cross, a homage to the legend of the Barcelos Cockerel (253 809 600. Praça do Duque; Free admission; 9 am - 5.30 pm, closed on public holidays).
MEDIEVAL BRIDGE
This bridge over the River Cávado connects Barcelos and Barcelinhos. It is a Gothic construction dating from the beginning of the 14th. century and was commissioned by D. Pedro, the 3rd Count of Barcelos.
PARISH CHURCH
This 18th century church features Romanesque architecture with Gothic influences. It is worth taking a look inside at the 18th. century decorative tiles and striking rose window.
POTTERY MUSEUM
There is a longstanding tradition of pottery in this region. The museum displays over six hundred items from different areas of Portugal and beyond. An exhibition on the work of Rosa Ramalho, one of the most famous Barcelos clay sculptors, is open until 2010. (253 824 741. Rua Cónego J. Gaiolas; Adults €2.50. Children under 14 free, Under 26/Senior citizens €1; 10 am -12.30 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm; closed on Mondays and public holidays).
SENHOR DA CRUZ CHURCH
This church was built in the 18th. century in the place where, two centuries earlier, a local shoemaker had a miraculous vision of a cross etched into the ground. It has an elegant dome.
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