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Previous booking strongly advised! The Côa valley is a unique place in the world, displaying open-air artistic manifestations from different moments of prehistoric, protohistoric and historic times, namely the greatest assembly of Ice Age open-air...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
R. do Museu, Vila Nova de Foz Coa 5150-610, Portugal
We booked a visit through the museum website. The English speaking guide was excellent both on the way down to the site in a 4 wheel drive and when we got there. The Penascosa site is easy walking once there with limited steps up to...More
We booked a tour in English. Gloria was our guide. She gave the tour in English for us. We went to Canada Inferno or Hell's Canyon. The engravings are fascinating. They are from 3 different periods and use different methods to make the pictures. We...More
We had a group of 10, ranging in age from 7 to 73. We booked a guided tour with Marco from Ambieduca (+351 934 900 197) and have nothing but great things to say about our experience.
We met Marco in the small town of...More
Well worth visit. BUT steep and uneven descents and climbs. Not for folks with mobility issues.
Our guide described the discovery of the carvings during construction of a dam and the subsewuent cancellation of the dam. The portion of the dam finished is still visible....More
Book a guided tour to take you down to the engravings. The wildlife sketches are thousands of years old and the natural surroundings are beautiful. Try to imagine what life must have been like for our ancestors, living in these slopes!
After difficulty getting on a museum organised tour of the Rick carvings we managed to get one with Marco Ferraz 966544220 who was efficient prompt and knowledgable. Total cost €60 split four ways was very reasonable.
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No worries; if you are used to climbing stairs! There is no rock climbing involved when visiting the 3 sites open to the public. 20 m stairs (Canada do Inferno) or 3 km total walk (Ribeira de Piscos) are the most challenging... More
No worries; if you are used to climbing stairs! There is no rock climbing involved when visiting the 3 sites open to the public. 20 m stairs (Canada do Inferno) or 3 km total walk (Ribeira de Piscos) are the most challenging sections, but not that much. Penascosa is the easiest site to access.