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Museu da Fundacao do Coa

Rua do Museu | Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Coa 5150-610, Portugal
+351 279 768 260
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amazing view ,amazing things to see.

This museum contains information about the rock art, pre historic ethcing in out door rocks.Amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grant W
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San Diego, California
Back to the future

Modern concrete / glass building - a must see when you are in the neighborhood – it totally blends... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben H
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Kontich, Antwerpen, Belgium
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
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2 weeks ago
“amazing view ,amazing things to see.”
2 weeks ago
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua do Museu | Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Coa 5150-610, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum contains information about the rock art, pre historic ethcing in out door rocks.Amazing because these are not in caves. The view of the Duro Valley is worththe whole trip.

Thank Grant W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern concrete / glass building - a must see when you are in the neighborhood – it totally blends into the nature. The museum gives a nice overview of the findings on top of the hill.

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A great museum; well presented and easy ti understand, with clear images and explanations. The architecture and interior of the museum also gives you the feeling that you are seeing the at in-situ (although of course you are not). Definitely worth a visit.

Thank terark99
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The architecture of the building is nice, with a great view, which is worth by itself. The exhibition had too many interactive panels turned off or with glitches, misspellings (in Portuguese) and confusing terminology (BP / BC), among others.

Thank ruimoreira007
Reviewed 24 March 2017

It is rare in my experience to be so close to our ancestors of 25000 years ago, and see expressions of their human intelligence. This museum and the nearby rock engravings complement each other, so I suggest seeing both. The museum is a striking minimalist...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting building, mediocre content, great setting, very good restaurant. Portugal has a knack for skirting only the surface of very valuable assets and the museu is yet another example. Great location, fantastic region.

Thank Lambda75
Ant_ni0_F, Manager at Museu da Fundacao do Coa, responded to this review

That's why we advise our visitors to also visit, as possible and feasible, the rock art site down in the valley, in fact the 'true' Museum!

Reviewed 13 November 2016

This Museum explains all about the nearby rock paintings in the Unesco site of World Heritage in the Arequeolocical Park of the Coa Valley in Portugal near the Douro River and the Sapnish border. It is built in the Brutalist style and in harmony with...More

Thank Norman N
Reviewed 5 November 2016

A world class museum of the fantastic rock art from the surrounding valley. Not to be missed regardless of whether or not you do a site tour.

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This museum plus a visit on one of the sites with the rock art is a full day activity if you are in the area and worth the time. We drove there on the N222 from Pinhao (Wow! Do this on a beautiful day for...More

Thank NolaAK
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Rock drawings going back over 20,000 years! A dam was started when they found the ancient work. After twenty years of construction the dam was stopped and the site preserved. Well done tour (short drive from museum).

Thank MICHAEL B
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david123walesuk
how to get to Vila nova de foz coa museum to see Global print exhibition traveling from Porto by train
20 August 2015|
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Response from Ant_ni0_F | Property representative |
Hi, you will need to take the Douro line from Porto to Pocinho (see CP site for Porto/Régua/Pocinho timetables). Then you either take a taxi from Pocinho to the Museum or a bus from Pocinho to Foz Côa and then a taxi to the... More
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Judidonnoah
Are there day trips from Porto to visit the park? We will be in Porto in late October. Thank you.
9 August 2015|
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Response from Ant_ni0_F | Property representative |
Thanks for your message. As we only operate visita to the Park and Museum, we would recomend talking to a travel agency for details on a day trip to the Park. We believe these are available by train, boat or rented car.
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20 July 2015|
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