Paços do Concelho - Barcelos
Barcelos Town Hall
The Barcelos Town Hall building is the result of a series of annexations, structural changes and additions based on the existing town hall building, to which the major remodelling and expansion works started in 1849 sought to give a certain uniformity.
It includes the old Hospital do Espírito Santo (Holy Spirit Hospital), which rendered assistance to pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela, and the Santa Maria chapel, both dating from the 14th Century. The Tower and Town Hall date from the 15th Century and the Misericórdia Church is from the 16th Century.