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  • 1 Penascosa

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Castelo Menhor P - 5150 Parque arqueológica de Vale do Côa

    In an old schist house typical of the region, the reception centre of Castelo Melhor is the departure point for the visit. The journey by jeep has attractive panoramic views over the slopes where port vines grow ... Penascosa is near the river and th..

  • 2 Ribeira de Piscos

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Muxagata P - 5150 Parque arqueológica de Vale do Côa

    Located in the village of Muxagata, the reception centre is in an attractive 16C house. The visit provides a very pleasant promenade along the Piscos River. The mostly filiform engravings are quite spread out on the sides and less visible. Neverthele..

  • 3 Canada do Inferno

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Av. Gargo continho P - 5150 Parque arqueológica de Vale do Côa

    Until the opening of the museum in the future the jeeps leave the park HQ for Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This site is the most important of the three. It is found on a pronounced slope of 130m and access is somewhat difficult. You must visit in the mornin..

  • 4 Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    P - 5150 Vila Nova de Foz Côa

    This has a remarkable granite Manueline facade. The interior has three naves whose wood painted ceilings are supported by columns with capitals sculpted with human heads, giving the impression of looking up to heaven. Some Baroque retables in gilded ..

  • 5 Pillory

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P - 5150 Vila Nova de Foz Côa

    This attractive granite Manueline pillory was circled with a cable moulding and the pinnacle was sculpted with small columns and statues under an armillary sphere and un lily.

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