Portugal’s rooster of Barcelos, or galo de Barcelos in Portuguese.
Not counting the flag or the coat of arms, there are a few symbols of Portugal that you will undoubtedly see on any journey here. Here are two.
The Rooster of Barcelos The small black rooster is a curious object in Portuguese folklore. The story accompanies a 17th century calvary, from the city of Barcelos.
Today the ceramic rooster is found in nearly every touristy shop and on countless postcards. But it stems from a legend in Northern Portugal where a mans life was nearly determined from a cooked dinner.
For the art lovers and those exceptionally curious about cultural encounters, we’ve teamed up with Vancouver’s University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology (UBC MOA) to curate unique cultural and art tours that coincide with their exhibits.
These photos are part of the Without Masks Exhibit at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. The exhibit was an exploration of contemporary Afro-Cuban art.