by Katrin Hieke

Welcome, Côa Museum and Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley!

Côa Valley. Photo: José Paulo Ruas
Côa Valley. Photo: José Paulo Ruas

We are very happy to welcome our first Portuguese member at the Ice Age Europe family!

As an immense open-air gallery, the Côa Valley features more than a thousand outcrops with rock art, identified in over 80
different sites, predominantly from the Upper Paleolithic, some 25,000 years ago. In 1998, UNESCO included the Prehistoric
Rock Art of the Côa Valley in the World Heritage List.

The Côa Museum serves as a gateway to the "real" museum: the open-air rock art sites. At the present time, four sites are open for regular public visitation.

Learn more about our youngest member here

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