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06-AUG-2017 Boris Alexander Keller


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The town's famous symbol is a rooster, in Portuguese called o galo de Barcelos ("the Rooster of Barcelos"). One of the many versions of this legend goes that a rich man threw a big party. When the party was over, the rich man noticed that his sterling cutlery was stolen by a guest. He accused a pilgrim and let him go to court. He protested his innocence, but the judge didn't believe him. The judge was about to eat a roasted rooster when the pilgrim said: "If I am innocent, this rooster will crow three times." When the pilgrim was about to be lynched, the rooster crowed. The judge released the pilgrim. The story ends a few years later when the pilgrim returned and made a statue over the event.

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larose forest photos08-Aug-2017 02:30
Ah hah! The iconic rooster! Terrific shot, and many thanks for the information. V
joseantonio07-Aug-2017 16:24
so this is the famous "Galo"....Great and colorful capture.
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