A Sunday in Barcelos

9/28 – today is what hikers call a zero mile day. No agenda, just rest. We usually take an extra day when we get to a city, but spend it sightseeing and walking around, so it doesn’t qualify as zero miles. We only did a little walking today, and here’s what we saw:

The Remains of the Palace of the Counts from the 1400s:

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The town square, Largo do Municipio:

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The tower, Torre de Porta Nova, and the views from the top:

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At 2 in the afternoon, the square, already busy with shoppers and cafe-sitters, came alive with music. Crowds gathered to listen to the music and dance. College students played mandolin and serenaded the crowd:

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Our residencial is right on the Caminho and right on the square, and we took these pix from our balcony!

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