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Located in the Braga district of the Minho Province in the north of Portugal, Barcelos has 60 parishes within its realms (the largest municipality in Portugal) with a population of about 120,391 people running around. Known for its textile and adobe industries, it's a growing region and a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a Crafts and Folk Art City. It sits on the "Portuguese Way" path of the Camino de Santiago, which entices pilgrims along its winding tracks. Home to the iconic Portuguese symbol that you will find everywhere, a red rooster, Barcelos is where the myth began of a pilgrim, a rich man, a judge and a crowing rooster. Coworking venues have popped up in the streets of Barcelos where you won't be disturbed by crowing red roosters.
Portugal is rising unshackled from almost half a century of authoritarian rule and is trying to reinvent itself as Europe's leading tech hub. Known for its cheap rents, incredible cultural scene and awesome quality of life, Portugal is promoting the fact that it also has an economy based on knowledge and an entrepreneurial community that is growing by the day. With its change in government, wealth of tech talent and the fact that nearly everyone speaks English, Portugal is seeing the return of many of its youth that had fled to what they perceived to be better startup shores.
Barcelos, like many other small towns in Portugal is where you can have the perfect life/work balance without breaking your bank account. With the advent of coworking spaces, it is not only the innovative locals hanging out in the establishments, but the wandering globe-trotters who tend to linger for far longer than what they planned to.