Museum of Art and Archeology of the Côa Valley - The Douro´s reflection.

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Mário Eloi Castro on September 22, 2010

The Palaeolithic Art in the Coa Valley is perhaps man’s first land art manifestation.

The Museum is conceived as an installation in the landscape and the monolithic triangular form is a direct result of the valley’s confluences.

Architects: Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel/Sandra Barbosa

Location: Vila Nova de Foz Côa / Upper Douro Region / Portugal

Opened since July 2010

Lauraentodaspartes N… on September 23, 2010

ME gusta el sitio y el recorte escogido para la foto

Mário Eloi Castro on September 23, 2010

The Côa Valley Paleolithic Art site, is one of the largest known open air sites of Paleolithic art.

In the late 1980s, the engravings were discovered in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, in northeastern Portugal.

The site is situated in the valley of the Côa river, and comprises thousands of engraved drawings of horses, bovines and other animal, human and abstract figures, dated from 22,000 to 10,000 years BCE.

Since 1995 a team of archaeologists have been studying and cataloging this pre-historical complex and a park was created to receive visitors.

On December 1998 the drawings sites were considered as a "UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE".

This Museum is a complement to the drawings site, and oppened in July 2010.

Francisco dos Santos on September 23, 2010

Esa composición buscando el reflejo ha resultado muy buena, Mário Eloi Castro.


Saudaçoes desde Espanha.

NO VIEWS NAJI on September 24, 2010

Muy interesantes todas estas vistas y ángulos que nos presentas sobre este hemoso edificio-museo.

Buen fin de semana amigo!


Søren Terp on September 25, 2010

Nice detail and reflection - like! Thanks for your visit, greetings from Doha…

Leo W on September 25, 2010

like 3 - this picture must be enlarged to know its beauty.

Best greetings, Leo

Cigoto on September 26, 2010

Un detalle para observar la textura real del cerramiento. Gracias

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