The Rooster of Barcelos Legend

According to legend, the inhabitants of Barcelos walked alarmed with a crime. One day, there was a Galician who became suspicious.

Although they say innocent, the authorities arrested him. He was sentenced to be hanged, but before being hanged, asked to be taken before the judge. They took him to the magistrate, at that time, feasted with friends.

The Galician reaffirmed his innocence and pointed to a roast chicken that was on the table, exclaiming: "It's so right I am innocent, granted that cock crow if I am hanged." When the pilgrim was being hanged, the roasted rooster stood up on the table and sang. The judge rushed to the gallows and ordered the man alone.