Barcelos Rooster

The Gallo de Barcelos is a Portuguese symbol that is connected to the pottery of the region of Barcelos and to the legends of this region. It is a cultural element that in itself exposes many types of crafts, from pottery to painting. The ornamentation of this symbol is influenced by the richness of the region. The popularity of this icon comes from a popular legend from the region of Barcelos that unfolded in medieval times and tells the adventure of a pilgrim on his way to Santiago de Compostela. This was miraculously saved from the gallows, thanks to the divine intervention of Santiago, when the singing of a rooster was heard in a surprising way.