Museum of Art and Archeology of the Côa Valley - View of the ramp to the entry

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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

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.

Faintlightofdawn on October 24, 2010

Nice looking place, best wishes, Fai

Maarten Outlet on December 9, 2011

Great series on this beautiful museum!!

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Best Wishes, Maarten

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