Villages

Statue of Bandarra

Trancoso

Trancoso

There is a statue in Largo do Município in memory of Gonçalo Anes Bandarra, a famous poet, prophet and cobbler, who was born and lived in Trancoso in the 16th century. A well-known figure in Trancoso’s history, he composed songs of divine and prophetic inspiration based on the Old Testament, which resulted in the Lisbon Inquisition bringing a case against him in 1541. The songs could be interpreted both in a Christian apocalyptic sense or in a Jewish Messianic sense and so were used for two purposes of the same time.