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Museu da Fundacao do Coa

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The final seventeen kilometres of the Coa valley contain hundreds of Palaeolithic engravings along the river’s banks, extending all the way to the River Douro. This zone has been made into Portugal’s first Archaeological Park. This Park was declared...more
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Rua do Museu | Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Coa 5150-610, Portugal
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Reviewed 27 January 2019

This collection is far better than the drive and walk to see the pictographs in the archaeological park. You get all you need to know and see about the early history of the region by going to this museum. The interior of the building is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Not only the museum is developed in a fluid and very interesting way that prepares us for what we are going to see out side, but also the guides of the foundation are exceptional: in the enthusiasm, the information they convey and the care they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The aesthetics of the exhibits are outstanding but their organization is often confusing and the Porglish that tries to pass for English is totally sub-par and often hard to understand. Still, I enjoyed the place. But the guided group tour of some rock art by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

A breathtaking building with breathtaking views and the exhibition was also really worthwhile. Our guide was extremely good and the displays and history most interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JudyPitman
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Not surprised it has a Certificate of Excellence. This museum, high up on a hill, takes you back in time to some 30,000 years ago. Replica drawings can be seen (originals in the National Museum). A guide is essential to get the best from your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ant_ni0_F, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Fundacao do Coa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for your feedback on your visiting experience at the Coa Museum. We highly consider the opinion of visitors. The clear up some confusion that your opinion may cause among other TripAdvisor users, it should be clarified that the originals stand in the Côa Valley,...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Is a very good museum, adults and children, nice to visit, go to lunch or just see the beautiful view of Douro River

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank anacorreiaalves
Reviewed 31 July 2018

You can find this modern museum in the city of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, it is on the outsider of the city in a rural area, and there is enough parking for the car. The Museum has been created into the year 2011. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Just the most exciting place to visit. Link it to a tour of the actual carvings, available nearby from Castelo Melhor. Bookings are required. Only some tours are in English, but the Museum has guides in English language which are easy to use. The exhibits...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MichaelDuke
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Admittedly art carved in rock is not everyone’s taste. But what has been done in this region is amazing. They managed to stop a huge energy company flooding what has undoubtedly become one of the worlds centers for Paleolithic engravings. The museum itself is located...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place for a morning or afternoon, great history and designs, and a hidden gem if you’re looking for some history and something different to do.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Sue D
14 January 2018|
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Response from TiagoJGB | Reviewed this property |
we stayed at a village near Vila Nova de Foz Coa. The hotel was called Bairro do Casal - houses for rental with breakfast service and a beautiful view. simply perfect!
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david123walesuk
21 August 2015|
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Hi, you will need to take the Douro line from Porto to Pocinho (see CP site for Porto/Régua/Pocinho timetables). Then you either take a taxi from Pocinho to the Museum or a bus from Pocinho to Foz Côa and then a taxi to the... More
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Judidonnoah
9 August 2015|
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Response from Ant_ni0_F | Property representative |
Thanks for your message. As we only operate visita to the Park and Museum, we would recomend talking to a travel agency for details on a day trip to the Park. We believe these are available by train, boat or rented car.
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