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Journey through Barcelos, Portugal: The RhinoCarHire Way

Located in the Minho region of northern Portugal, Barcelos is a town rich in history and folklore. Famed for its colorful ceramic rooster, the "Galo de Barcelos," this town boasts medieval bridges, architectural marvels, and bustling markets that capture the spirit of Portuguese tradition.

Why Choose RhinoCarHire in Barcelos:

  1. Discover Hidden Gems: Roam freely across Barcelos and uncover pockets of history and culture at your own pace.
  2. Maximize Your Experience: Bypass the restrictions of public transport to immerse yourself deeper into Barcelos's charm.
  3. Relish the Ride: With our vehicles tailored to your needs, every journey is as enjoyable as the destination itself.

Driving Essentials in Barcelos:

  • Nearest Airport: Porto Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) is the closest, approximately 40 km to the south of Barcelos, making for an easy 40-minute drive via the A28.
  • Tolls: Be mindful when using the A28, as it's a tolled route. RhinoCarHire will guide you through convenient toll payment methods or suggest alternate routes.
  • Road Conditions: Roads in and around Barcelos are generally well-maintained, ensuring a comfortable driving experience.
  • Traffic: Barcelos has a steady traffic flow, but it's manageable. Market days may see increased activity.
  • Parking: Barcelos offers a mix of street parking and dedicated parking zones. Look out for local signage to ensure you park appropriately.

Not-to-Miss Attractions in Barcelos with RhinoCarHire:

  1. Barcelos Historical Center: A short drive around the heart of the town unveils ancient churches, chapels, and the iconic Barcelos Rooster.
  2. Barcelos Open-Air Archaeological Museum: Accessible by car, this site offers a deep dive into the region's historical layers.
  3. Thursday Market: Located near the town center, drive to Portugal's largest weekly market, teeming with crafts, produce, and local specialties.
  4. Paço dos Condes de Barcelos: Easily reached by vehicle, this ruined palace offers panoramic views of the town.
  5. Bridge of Barcelos (Ponte Medieval de Barcelos): A brief drive will lead you to this medieval bridge over the Cávado River, blending history with scenic river views.

Ensuring a Smooth Journey with RhinoCarHire in Barcelos:

  • Stay Updated: Use an updated GPS system or reliable map apps to navigate Barcelos's historic streets with ease.
  • Respect Market Days: If driving on a market day, plan your routes to avoid possible congested areas.
  • Plan Ahead: Ensure your ideal vehicle awaits by booking with RhinoCarHire in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.

Embarking on a Barcelos journey with RhinoCarHire unlocks a treasure trove of Minho's cultural and historical offerings. From medieval tales to lively markets, every road in Barcelos carries a story. 

Current Rental Rates in Barcelos

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.85 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 167.00 EUR from 22/01/2024

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  Manual |

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.78 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 173.50 EUR from 22/01/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.71 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 180.00 EUR from 22/01/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Useful to know about Barcelos

  • The well known symbol of Portugal, the cockerel, has its origins in Barcelos where according to legend it saved the life of a traveller wrongly accused of theft by squawking his innocence.
  • There is a huge weekly market held every Thursday in the Campo Da Republica and is one of the largest open air markets in the country.
  • Barcelos plays host every May to the Festa Das Cruzes (Feast of Crosses) to celebrate the day in 1504 when a local cobbler allegedly saw an apparition of a cross on the chapel floor.
  • There is a pottery museum which has a collection of more than 6,000 pieces.
  • Barcelos is twinned with Pontevedra in Spain.


Popular car hire destinations in Barcelos

Best car rental companies in Barcelos

No.1: HERTZ,
based on 517 reviews
22 min (average wait time)
based on 3191 reviews
15 min (average wait time)
based on 1204 reviews
18 min (average wait time)

Barcelos car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Hertz EMEA Franchise
  • € 166.95
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 23.85
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 2
    Most Popular Type:
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Kia Picanto
  • 4
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Barcelos

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