Serreleis

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SERRELEIS

Municipality : Viana do Castelo
District : Viana do Castelo

Brasão de Serreleis

Official blazon

Escudo de vermelho, uma cátedra de ouro entre dois pés de linho, floridos e com seus botões, tudo de prata; em contra-chefe, uma barca com sua vara, tudo de prata, realçado de negro e vogante sobre um pé ondado de prata e azul. Coroa mural de prata de três torres. Listel branco com a legenda a negro, em maiúsculas : “ SERRELEIS “.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on November 29, 1999.

The golden throne is a canting element. The name Serreleis is derived from the Latin Sella and Rex, meaning Seat and King repsectively. This is shown by a royal throne.

The two flax flowers symbolise the importance of the manufacture of linen and embroidery in the municipality.

The barge symbolises the historical means of transport to the left bank of the river Lima. People, animals and cargo were tranported between the two sides as for a long the time there were no bridges over the river. These boats are still stationed, although disabled, in the "Boat Harbour". The wavy base symbolises the Lima river.


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Literature : image send by Sergio Horta


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