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Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa

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04 - Quinta da Barca

Vila Nova de Foz Côa - Chãs

Chronology: Upper Paleolithic - Late Prehistory - Modern

Site located on the left bank of the Côa, opposite to Penascosa. It is the site with the largest concentration of panels from the most ancient phase in Upper Paleolithic art: 26 panels, out of a total of 61. Moreover, 23 panels belong to the end of Pleistocene times and 2 to Late Prehistory. Modern times are represented by engravings done on the inside walls of an existent farmhouse. The most emblematic panels are rock 1 (the highest concentration of superimposed motifs in the region, hence known as the spaghetti rock) and rock 3, displaying a male ibex with two heads, a way of depicting motion also composing a scene in which the male is looking at two females, that are located behind and in front of him. 

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