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Vale do Coa Archaeological Park

Closes in 28 min: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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It exceeded my expectations

The place is really unique and different at night, and with Marco from Ambieduca (+351 934 900 197... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Daniel T
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Fascinating engravings

We booked a tour in English. Gloria was our guide. She gave the tour in English for us. We went... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Torrington, Connecticut
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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
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R. do Museu, Vila Nova de Foz Coa 5150-610, Portugal
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The place is really unique and different at night, and with Marco from Ambieduca (+351 934 900 197) as tour guide, I've learned a lot of things that I didn't know from the first some years ago!

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank roadieplanner
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Stormy1984
Reviewed 8 January 2018

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!

Thank CRPalma
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Clearly the ex libris of the region, and easy to see why: an incredible set of engravings on a beautiful natural landscape. I would recommend the Penascosa area of engravings.

Thank Tiago B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

unique place with 15000+ yo carvings. need to book the excursion in advance - 3 different locations - requires a guide to see the prehistoric paintings.

2  Thank nataliya n
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

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.

2  Thank James P
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have taken Douro Kayak clients here many times and and everyone enjoys and is even surprised by the beauty of the building as well as the setting over looking both the Douro and the Coa rivers.

Thank Zaharajack
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We did a tour of the Canada do Inferno rock engravings with Marco Ferraz, through his company Ambieduca. The etchings were very cool. The hike down to see them was not difficult and the engravings are quite easy to see. Marco was a great tour...More

5  Thank schwarma24
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5 October 2018|
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Response from roadieplanner | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tour was outside in the sun. It was hot in July and we tried to find shade. Bring water, wear a hat and use sunscreen. It's an amazing place
21 July 2018|
Response from Ant_ni0_F | Property representative |
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
9 April 2017|
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Response from Ant_ni0_F | Property representative |
Please contact visitas@arte-coa.pt as soon as possible to book your visit and to get further information.