Barcos

District: Viseu | County: Tabuaço | Parish: Barcos

In the midst of the Alto Douro wine-growing region, Barcos Village in Tabuaço, has a long history to recount. Many peoples have passed through here, dating at least from the Bronze Age, according to the vestiges discovered in the area. In this beautiful village you can also explore the signs of other eras, such as several medieval buildings. The tradition is maintained in the typical houses of the village, which are set around the Village Church, dating back to the 12th century. Other buildings rich in history that are worth an attentive visit are the sanctuary of Santa Maria do Sabroso, the Centenários dos Barcos cross, the Old Fountain, the Adro Square Fountain, the old Oven of the Brotherhood and the traditional manors and stately homes, with their time-etched façades, as well as other buildings that attest to the importance of this village in another era.

Discover this unique spot on a long walk through the village or on one of the hiking routes available, which promise to reveal their charms: Douro Terraces and History and Nature. The first goes to Tabuaço, Barcos and Adorigo, while the second crosses Barcos and Santa Leocádia. The sacred and the profane are found on the old Way of the Cross route that ends next to the chapel of Santa Bárbara. During Holy week, a time of celebration in Barcos, the route is brought to life with live scenes throughout the village. Another feast not to be missed in Barcos is the Harvest Festival in October. Carnival also has a deep-rooted tradition in the village! During this time there are several typical rituals that are performed, such as the “marriage” between the youth of the parish; the construction of a bull (with real horns and covered with canvas); the burial of Holy Shrovetide and the burning of Judas and various traditional games. In honour of Nossa Senhora do Saboroso and Santa Bárbara, there is a pilgrimage on the last Sunday in May.

But Barcos’ interest is not the heritage alone. All around, you can see the peculiar configuration of the terraced lands, descending to the cool banks of the River Douro. The flavours of Barcos, which are mainly focused on oven baked rice, roast lamb, corn and various regional sausages, can be enjoyed in the local restaurant, Quinta dos Magusteiros, which also provides accommodation. In order for you to stay and admire this village at your leisure, there are two other places to stay: Quinta do Monte Travesso and Quinta da Padrela. Lace and embroidery are some of the most typical local handicrafts that you can find, together with linen, wool and cotton items.

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  • Capela Românica de Sabroso / Capela de Santa Maria de Sabroso
    Capela de arquitetura românica e seiscentista. Apresenta uma estrutura de nave única e ...

  • Igreja Matriz de Barcos / Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
    Igreja de fundação medieval que apresenta arquitetura barroca. Nas alterações nela real...

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  • Quinta da Padrela
    Unidade de alojamento com 3 quartos, com belos espaços ajardinados, piscina e possibili...

  • Quinta da Padrela
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Parque de Merendas do Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Sabroso
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Cruzeiro dos Centenários em Barcos
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Capela Românica de Sabroso / Capela de Santa Maria de Sabroso
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Antiga Casa da Câmara e Cadeia de Barcos
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Igreja Matriz de Barcos / Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Capela de Santo Aleixo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Capela de Barcos
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Capela de Santo Aleixo
    Viseu | Tabuaço