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Celebration of the 21st Anniversary of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park

And since we are approaching the 21 years of the creation of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, here are some special activities to mark this event. August 9: A nocturnal visit to the heart of the ancient art on the banks of the Côa, first looking at the marks of a human time, then penetrating the ethereal space, looking for other more distant arts (see poster on the side). August 10: A day to see the Côa Valley Archaeological Park as a ...

Events 2017 - "One cool planet!" - Astronomy at the Côa

Saturday night at the Côa Museum (starting at 20h30), free entrance to navigate an original astronomy session with José Matos, from the Physics Association of the University of Aveiro. By the science of his words and singular humour, we will visit "one cool planet" and we will awaken all the senses to understand the "cosmic joke". For those who do not know the Côa skies on a summer night, think hard about what you will do on the next August ...

Events 2017 - Celebration of the opening of the Côa Museum

In the 7th anniversary of the opening of the Côa Museum, the Côa Park Foundation will offer free visits during the day (Sunday, July 30), two of which will be special ("from project to object": 10h30 and 16h00), with background live music in various spaces inside and outside the Museum. An excellent opportunity to get to know the backstage of this unique Museum, looking at its public areas, exhibitions, technical areas, reserves, research sp...

Events 2017 - Opening of the 3rd Global Print 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, at 17:00, the Côa Museum inaugurates the 3rd Global Print 2017: "GLOBAL PRINT, GLOBAL ART, COMMUNICATION AND ... WHAT ELSE?", within the the International Print Douro Biennial, which will be on exhibition until September 30. "The exhibition “3rd Global Print 2017”, inaugurated this year, offers visitors a collection of 543 artists from 67 countries from all the continents. Prints by renowned artists, professors, but als...

Events 2017 - Opening of the Contemporary Engraving Exhibition "New Regards over the Côa"

  On July 8 at 15h00 the Côa Museum opens, imn partnership with the Carmo Archaeological Museum, an exhibition of contemporary engraving: " New Regards over the Côa", which will remain until September 30, 2017 Artists: Ana Mouralinho / Beatriz Bentes / Carolina Lino / Catalina Sandulesco / Catarina Freire / Catarina Mendes / Catarina Silva / Elsa Bruxelas / Filipa Flores / Francisco Correia / Jay Costa Owen / João Rosa / Luís Bernardino ...

Events 2017 - Exhibition of Contemporary Engraving "New Regards over the Côa"

From June 29 to August 30 the Carmo Archaeiological Museum in Lisbon presents the exhibition "New Regards over the Côa - Exhibition of Contemporary Engraving". The Portuguese Archaeologists Association and the Côa Park Foundation invite you for a visit. Curatorial Coordination; José Quaresma Co-curators: Paulo Lourenço, Elsa Bruxelas, Sandra Lourenço ...

Events 2017 - Tourism Innovation Journeys

On June 15, the Côa Parque Foundation receives teachers and students from the University Lusófona and Instituto Superior Novas Profissões, in a presentation session of various works related to the tourist destination "Côa Parque". This initiative is part of the "Tourism Innovation Journeys" project, whose purpose is to offer tourism products that enhance the attractiveness of several destination-brands in the Douro region. The Closing Ses...

Events 2017 - Opening of the photographic exhibition "Crossed Ways - from the West to North Korea", by João Pedro Camelo

On May 19 the Côa Museum opens a remarkable first great exhibition (Crossed Ways), with unpublished and truly surprising works by João Pedro Camelo, a young and promising Portuguese photographer. "This first work exposes a selection of unpublished moments when my path crossed with different cultures, traditions, devotions, singularities. From the American continent, passing through Africa, until the continent of Asia, it shows that the expre...

Events 2017 - International Museum Day - May 18, 2017

Special visits to the technical and reserve areas of the Côa Museum On May 18, the International Museum Day, the Côa Museum opens its reserves and technical areas to the public. Free participation Booking required First Visit: 10H00 Second Visit: 15H00 Contacts: museugeral@arte-coa.pt ...

Events 2017 - International Day for Monuments and Sites - April 18, 2017

From Tudão to Monte Xisto: memories of wine in rock art spaces Visit to a site with prehistoric and proto-historic rock art in the immediate vicinity of a unique "cave cellar" where a wine tasting will take place. Going down the slope to the Douro, we will get to know the family project "Quinta do Monte Xisto", developed around the organic production of wines. Here, the Oenologist João Nicolau de Almeida and the Archaeologist António Martinh...

Events 2017 - Opening of the Exhibition "Schist Pioneers - Biological processes of open-air rock art colonization"

The Côa Museum opens on 10 March at 17:00 the exhibition "Schist Pioneers - Biological processes of open-air rock art colonization". It is an exhibition of scientific dissemination, resulting from a partnership between the CIBIO of the University of Porto and the Côa Park Foundation, with the support of the Baixo Sabor Fund. Open-air rock art is continually exposed to the colonizing action of the so-called pioneer organisms. With more than t...

Events 2017 - Route of the Almond Trees

Every Saturday in March, a journey to meet with Springtime. A magnificent voyage, which crosses a vast region of the Douro to the Pocinho, where the green scenery of the landscape is punctuated by the colourful almond trees in blossom, in a course through history and local traditions. In the program of Routes A and B you can visit the Côa Museum. (See more information below) ...

Events 2016 - Exhibition at the Carmo Museum in Lisbon: "Côa, the art of light"

On the 18 years of the World Heritage classification of the Côa Valley rock art, the Carmo Archaeological Museum in Lisbon presents the exhibition "Côa, the art of light", that will remain until February 2017. ...

Events 2016 - European Heritage Days 2016 - Comunities and Cultures

September 24 - Communities are essential in protecting and valuing heritage. This is the theme of 2016 European Heritage days, which intend to involve and highlight diverse forms of community; local, scholar, neighborhood, clubs, associations. These communities are essential to foster knowledge, protection, development, use and organization of their own cultural environments. In the region of the International Douro Natural Park and Côa Valley Ar...

Events 2016 - Astronomy at the Côa

From the Côa banks to Mars, an exciting journey through the art of origins to the distant and surprising red planet. On route to Mars Lecture and astronomical observation by the Association of Physics of the University of Aveiro (FISUA) at Quinta da Ervamoira. Rock Art After the astronomy session, we cross the river for a nocturnal guided visit to the Penascosa rock art site. August 12 Meeting point: Côa Museum 20h30 Free entran...

Events 2016 - Special visits in the Park and Côa Museum

Because the holidays are also made of inside journeys, within a few days the Archaeological Park and the Côa Museum will open the doors for two special visits, not to be missed: On Wednesday, August 10, feeling the pulse of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, in a tour through its preserved ancestral landscapes, nature and history. On Thursday, August 11, visiting the heart of the Côa Museum, from paper to stone; from project to object, a...

Events 2016 - Walking in the Common Heritage - where three Great Routes intersect

After several postponements, we have now a day for this original walk in the common heritage, but still within the International Day for Monuments and Sites.    Walking in the common heritage where three large routes intersect, from the International Douro Natural Park to the Côa Museum, through Faia Brava and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park.   We will travel along the intersection of the Historic Villages and Côa Vall...

Events 2016 - New Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor

We have the great pleasure to share with all our friends this news: on the fourth consecutive year the Côa Museum was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor! Thank you all for over 160 opinions on the visit experience to the Museum that we already have in this influential international tourism portal! See also here, here and here. ...

Events 2016 - Opening of the exhibition “Ulsan / Bangudae at the Côa Museum”

The Côa Museum is proud to present the first major exhibition in Europe on the Korean rock art. An exhibition specially designed for our museum, here staying for four months from next Saturday June 18, with opening scheduled for 11h00. We leave an invitation to all the friends that may want to share with us the inauguration of this exhibition, centred on the extraordinary site of Bangudae, where are engraved the oldest known representations ...

Events 2016 - Festival of Archaeology at the Carmo Archaeological Museum, in Lisbon

In the coming days 4 and 5 of June, the Archaeological Park and the Côa Museum take the Palaeolithic daily gestures and techniques to the Festival of Archaeology in the Carmo Archaeological Museum. The Festival of Archaeology is a triennial event organized by the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists in the Carmo Archaeological Museum in Lisbon. This edition has Experimental Archaeology as its main theme. Therefore, the PAVC / Côa Museum ...

Events 2016 - [Re]Significance, by Frederico Dinis

[Re]Significance -  visual and resounding performance inspired in the Côa Valley landscape  On May 18, which celebrates the International Museum Day, Frederico Dinis presents at the Côa Museum the project [Re]Significance - a sonorous and visual performance inspired in the landscape, the geography and the natural and cultural values of the Côa Valley, seeking to carry the audience to new representations and meanings of this place, resorti...

Events 2016 - International Day for Monuments and Sites - April 18, 2016

In a day devoted to Sport, the usual set of partners propose a day of heritage hiking, linking the International Douro Natural Park to the Côa Museum, crossing Faia Brava and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park.  Walking in the common heritage where three large Routes intersect, from the International Douro Natural PArk to the Côa Museum, through Faia Brava and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park.  We will travel along the intersection of the H...

Events 2016 - Opening of the exhibition Chronos, by Rosa Nunes

 The Côa Museum opens the exhibition Chronos, with photography by Rosa Nunes, on April 2, at 17.30. It is a partnership between the Côa Park Foundation and the Archaeology and Ethnography Museum of Setúbal / Association of Municipalities of the setúbal Region. Photographic exhibition that brings together four photographic series - The End of Youth; A Matter of Faith; Palimpsests; Random Conversations - captured under different aesthetic per...

Events 2016 - A Family Easter at the Côa

In the Easter holidays (22, 23 and 24 March), the room of the Educational Service of the Côa Museum, named Aurochs Room, will be open all day. Before or after making your visit, get to know our educational offerings and have fun with the game "Discovering the Côa Valley". ...

Events 2016 - Concerts in Heritage

Saxophonist Carlos Canhoto and soprano Helena Neves, from Synthesis Contemporary Music Group, will give a concert at the Côa Museum, on March 5 at 18:00. The initiative has the support of the Arts General Directorate, through the project Music in Heritage, that the Synthesis group lead in an attempt to bring contemporary music to various spaces of the architectural and natural heritage of the Central Interior region. Admission is free. ...

Events 2016 - One route, two heritages. Between rock art and wine farms

The Leda wine farm - a new oenological standard The history of Quinta da Leda (Sogrape) begins by chance in 1979. The former owner of the land in the eastern region of the Douro, which was to become the brightest jewel of the House Ferreirinha came to Vila Nova Gaia to submit its proposal for sale. Evaluating the conditions, Ferreira decided to go ahead and planted vines on land that until then were for the production of rye. In the beginnin...

Events 2016 - "The Word to the Object": special visits to the Côa Museum

Between 26 February and 11 March, from 12,45h to 13h, the Côa Museum organizes a set of nine special guided tours of 15 minutes per session, focusing on a peculiar object, a Palaeolithic register, a drawing, a photograph of an engraving, or a piece of contemporary art. The visits will take place on different dates and will be guided by technicians from the Archaeological Park and Côa Museum, who will address a specific subject, providing a u...

Events 2016 - New course of rock art guides

The new and 5th course of rock art guides in the Côa Valley has started, which will be held in the Côa Museum and the territory of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park between January and March 2016. Counting with 22 trainees, the course is organized by the company Setepés in collaboration with the Côa Park Foundation and ACÔA. ...

Events 2016 - More visitors at the Côa's Park and Museum

The new year of 2016 brought a continuation of the good news with regard to visitors to the Park and Côa Museum! In 2015, and deepening the 16% increase in visitors that the year 2014 had compared to 2013, the Park and Côa Museum experienced a pretty significant increase of 22% in the total number of visitors compared to 2014, exceeding our expectations! There were 41,087 visitors registered in the Côa Museum and the Côa Valley Archaeological...

Events 2015 - Guidebook of the Exhibition in Ulsan, South Korea

There will be a public presentation of the Guidebook of the exhibition "The rock art of the Côa Valley" patent in Ulsan, South Korea. The presentation will take place at the 11th Book Fair of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, in the Exhibition Hall of the Cultural Center of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, on Wednesday 9th December at 18:00 hours. ...

Events 2015 - Tiago Garcia: photography workshop at the Côa Museum

“The autumn days invite other regards over the Douro and the Côa. With Tiago Garcia, a photography workshop in the Côa Museum not to be missed.” Tiago Mota Garcia Photographer  www.tiagogarcia.org http://blog.tiagogarcia.org   ...

Events 2015 - II Congress of Heritage and Archaeology of the Upper Douro and Lower Côa

Thinking Museums and Heritage, between the Côa, the Águeda and the International Douro The ACDR of Freixo de Numão, in collaboration with the Archaeological Park and Côa Museum and ICNF, through the Department of Nature Conservation and Forests of the North, and ACOA, organize a "youth congress of heritage and archaeology." The idea is taking to the schools a series of brief and interesting presentations on the subject of museums and regiona...

Events 2015 - Opening of an exhibition by Nuno Vicente

Thinking Côa: invention of a writing, sculpture and ephemeral actions The Côa Museum opens on Saturday, November 21, at 17 hours, an exhibition by Nuno Vicente curated by Patricia Rosas Prior, "Thinking Côa: invention of a writing, sculpture and ephemeral actions," which will be on display until January 31, 2016. Solo exhibition by Nuno Vicente with new works specially produced for the Côa Museum. It is the first time that the museum rece...

Events 2015 - Pathways in the Iron Age

Opening of the Small Route of Miranda do Douro and night visit to the Côa Museum The International Douro Natural Park Small Route in Miranda do Douro has been updated, its markings revived, and is ready to receive visitors, partly drawing on the Great Route of the Cliffs prepared by the Municipality of Miranda do Douro. This short route corresponds to a circular path, adapted to hike, bike or horseback. It begins in Miranda do Douro, goes no...

Events 2015 - European Heritage Days. A visit to the territory around silk and sumac

The Côa Park Foundation, the City of Freixo de Espada-à-Cinta, the Nature Conservation Institute through DCNFN / Natural Park of the International Douro, the ACOA, the Regional Directorate of Northern Culture, the Museum of Silk and Territory organize, under the theme which this year is the motto for the European Heritage Days, and ending a wider program, a visit to the territory on October10, around the silk and sumac, ancient industries. I...

Events 2015 - Opening of the Exhibition "VacceArte - Contemporary Art of Vaccean inspiration"

On Saturday September 26, at 18:00 hours, the Côa Museum inaugurates the 8th Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Vaccean Inspiration. The theme treated by the group of Spanish and Portuguese artists is the bestiary of the Vaceus, a pre-Roman people of the Douro basin. Promoted by the Centro de Estudios Vacceos Federico Wattenberg of the University of Valladolid, the exhibition will be at the Côa Museum until November 7, being later presented at ...

Events 2015 - Exhibition "The rock art of the Côa Valley" in Ulsan, South Korea

At the invitation of the Petroglyph Museum in Ulsan, South Korea, the Côa Park Foundation will open next September 9th the exhibition entitled "The rock art of the Côa Valley", which will be open for three months, being the first major exhibition dedicated to the Côa Valley across borders. With about 1.1 million inhabitants, the city of Ulsan in southeastern South Korea, was once an important whaling center, an activity that has begun in the...

Events 2015 - Opening of the 2nd Global Print 2015

On August 15 the doors open to the 2nd Global Print, international exhibition of contemporary printmaking. Some of the works of 440 artists coming from 64 countries shall reveal the diversity of contemporary printmaking, so far and so near the ancient paleolithic art. Rooted in the oldest demarcated wine region in the world - the Douro, region laureated by two UNESCO world heritages, recognized worldwide both for its vineyard landscape and f...

Events 2015 - Ciência Viva at the Côa Valley

On the 1st of August the Ciência Viva Center of Aveiro - A Fábrica, unveils at the Côa Museum the secret of floral fragrances, and at night, in partnership with the Physical Association of the University of Aveiro (FISUA), we travel to Pluto. Anatomy of the flower and eau de cologne This activity allows to unveil the secrets of plant scents! In addition to making your own eau de cologne, you can also, like a true scientist, armed with mag...

Events 2015 - Educational Activities in the Summer

July, August and September 2015 During the summer, the Côa Museum is the ideal starting point to discover the ancient rock art and the many heritages of the region. The Museum and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park present activities for children, families and the general public, with an approach to the art and archaeology of the Côa Valley and the natural heritage. For further information: Serviço Educativo do Museu do Côa Telef: 279...

Events 2015 - Action of Awareness to Accessible Tourism

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, from 15:00, will be held in the auditorium of the Côa Museum an Action of Awareness to Accessible Tourism in Porto and the North of Portugal. (see program besides) ...

Events 2015 - Workshop StixCamp

The Côa Park Foundation collaborates, together with the Portuguese Amateur Astronomers Association, the Côa Park and Museum Friends Association and the Transhumance and Nature Association, in the "StixCamp Workshop: Use of Open Standards in Science, Education, Culture and Technology for Development", taking place from 17 to 19 July 2015 in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. Booking: Free but limited (the workshop is limited to a maximum number of ...

Events 2015 - The Archaeological Park and Côa Museum obtained the first 100 reviews on Tripadvisor

Being also coincident with getting another Certificate of Excellence by the Côa Museum and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we saw it fitting to make a brief assessment of the appreciation of the visit experience of our visitors who use this travel site. Thus, it can be said that the assessment is very positive since the approval rate stands at 91% (58% rating of "Excellent" + 33% rating of "Very Good"). Note also the large percentage of cri...

Events 2015 - International Museum Day

On International Museum Day, Monday, May 18, the Côa Museum will be open with free admission, with the possibility to visit the technical wing....

Events 2015 - Opening of the Exhibition 1/81 - Portuguese Centre for Serigraphy

As part of the celebrations of its 30 years of activity, the Portuguese Centre for Serigraphy, in partnership with the Côa Museum, opens on 30th May, at 18:00, the exhibition 1/81, which features seven editions of original graphic works and site specific installations developed by a new generation of creators allocated to the public dimension of art: Alexandre Farto (known as Vhils), Miguel Januário, Paul Arraiano, Pedro Matos, Ricardo Passapor...

Events 2015 - IDMS: Between the Côa, the Águeda and the International Douro

The Northern Regional Direction of Culture promoted the creation of a great route in the Northeast, as part the route of an old Roman road. The ICNF, DCNFN collaborates since the start of the project since the route follows the International Douro Natural Park. In order to establish the definitive route, it is important to test and receive input and suggestions from those who are willing to be pioneering this route. On May 16 will be the southern...

Events 2015 - International Day for Monuments and Sites

Celebration of the 50th year of the IDMS established by the International ICOMOS under the theme Monuments and Sites: Know, Explore, Share Referring to the 50th anniversary of the IDMS, the Côa Park Foundation, the ICNF through DCNFNorte, the ACOA - Association of Friends of Park and Côa Museum and ATN - Association Transhumance and Nature, organized the following program that extends over time, looking to respond to multiple requests and se...

Events 2015 - Easter Vacations at the Côa Museum

During the 2015 Easter Vacations, the Educational Services of the Archaeological Park and Côa Museum propose several activities within the context of family visits. (see program below) ...

Events 2015 - Solar eclipse in the international year of light

On the day of the solar eclipse, the Côa Park Foundation, the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forestry through DCNFN and the Transhumance and Nature Association organized a program dedicated to high school students of the Côa Park and Côa ZPE region. Eyes wide open, with Alexande Aibéo, astronomer; visit the Côa museum as if it were a time when light was that of the stars; capture moments of the Côa ZPE and Faia Brava: life between day ...

Events 2015 - Game "Discovering the Côa Valley"

On the occasion of the Almond Blossom Festivities in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, and in the context of a set of recreational and educational activities carried out by the Educational Services of the Côa Museum, the new educational game "Discovering the Côa Valley" was presented and played on February 24, at the school of the 1st cycle of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, and on February 25 at the high school, in collaboration with the Côa Group of Schools and th...

Events 2015 - Carnival and Almond Trees in Blossom

Between Carnival and the Almond's Blossom, the Educational Services of the Archaeological Park and Côa Museum propose several activities within the context of family visits. (see program below) ...

Events 2015 - More visitors at the Côa's Park and Museum

The New Year brought good news! In 2014, and following the national trend of increase in visitors in museums, in what is already considered one of the best ever tourism years in Portugal, the Park and Côa Museum experienced a pretty significant 16% increase in the total number of visitors! This amounts to around 34 000 visitors, approximately 5000 more than in 2013. ...

Events 2015 - The Almond Trees Route

A tour to meet Spring. Saturdays 7, 14, 21 e 28 of March. A magnificent voyage, that crosses a vast region of the Douro until Pocinho, where the green scenery of the landscape is dotted by the colourful of the almond trees, in a course through history and local traditions. In the Program of Route A you may visit the Côa Museum (More informations on the program below and on the CP website) ...

Events 2014 - Christmas Holidays at the Côa Museum

Os Serviços Educativos do Museu do Côa organizam diversas actividades para crianças e famílias durante as férias do Natal, entre 17 e 20 de Dezembro, com jogos e oficinas lúdicas, e incluindo visitas adaptadas ao Museu. (ver programa no cartaz ao lado) ...

Events 2014 - Reopening of Room D of the Côa Museum

The "Archaic" Sanctuary In the occasion of the celebration of the 20 years of the discovery of the Côa Valley Rock Art and the 16 years of its classification as World Heritage, Room D of the Côa Museum was reopened in November 2014, being surpassed the technical constraints that led to its closure. Dedicated to the earliest phase of the Côa Rock Art, in the "archaic sanctuary" made up of the meeting sites of Penascosa and Quinta da Barca,...

Events 2014 - Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Discovery of the Côa Valley Rock Art

The Côa Valley Archaeological Park and the Côa Museum commemorate, from November 29 to December 2, the passage of two decades on the discovery of the Côa Rock Art. In November 1994 appeared the first news on some important archaeological finds in the area that would be submerged by the Lower Côa dam, later confirmed as the largest complex of open-air Upper Paleolithic rock art known today. To celebrate this event, an evocative program was...

Events 2014 - Guides Workshop for the Faia Brava Reserve

The Association Transhumance and Nature (ATN), in partnership with the Côa Valley Archaeological Park and with the support of the european project Rewilding Europe and the MAVA Foundation, organizes the I Guides Workshop for the Faia Brava Reserve. The workshop has a total of 42 hours, and will be held from November 25 to December 15, after working hours and during the week-ends. ATN aims to enable companies of tourist entertainment and loca...

Events 2014 - Opening of the exhibition "The Gesture and the Rest: Drawings for the 21st Century"

The Gesture and the Rest: Drawings for the 21st Century is a project of contemporary artistic creation, seeking to enhance the connectedness of the Rock Art of the Côa Valley, classified as World Heritage, through three plastic approaches. Alexandre Farto, Catarina Patricio and Paulo Lisboa, propose to re-figure this unique art of the Upper Palaeolithic (c. 25 000 - 10 000 Before Present) and its landscape through other instruments and surface ...

Events 2014 - Educational Program BioCôa

Até ao final do ano de 2014, o Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa (PAVC) e a Associação Transumância e Natureza (ATN) organizam o programa BioCôa, um programa educativo cujo objectivo é aproximar os estudantes do património natural existente na região e sensibilizá-los para a importância da conservação da flora e fauna autóctones. ...

Events 2014 - Opening of the exhibition "Emotions", by Jorge Pena

Côa Territories presents 'Emotions' - Photography Exhibition at the Côa Museum The Côa Territories Association will open in the coming November 13, 2014, at the Côa Museum, the photography exhibition 'Emotions' authored by photographer Jorge Pena. The aim of this exhibition is to stimulate positive emotions associated with the territory, covering the ten municipalities of the region of influence of the Côa Valley - Almeida, Figueira de Caste...

Events 2014 - European Heritage Days

The Côa Park Foundation celebrates on the 28th of September, in collaboration with the ICNF, DINP, municipal councils of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and Vila Nova de Foz Côa and ACOA, the European Heritage Days. This year the European Heritage Days have the theme "heritage, always a discovery!" The entities that join a multi-year partnership - Côa Park Foundation, Institute for Nature Conservation of the International Douro Natural Park, ...

Events 2014 - Opening of the Great Côa Valley Route

The Great Côa Valley Route, a project of which the Côa Park Foundation is a partner, will be presented on the 3, 4 and 5 of October. Territórios do Côa aims to offer a set of activities that allow the enjoyment of this new equipment directed towards tourists and visitors. During the three days walks and mountain biking activities will take place along previously prepared trails of the Route. These will be full nature enjoyment days, ending a...

Events 2014 - 4th edition of CINECOA

The Côa Park Foundation is once again a partner in the 4th edition of CINECOA (International Film Festival of Vila Nova de Foz Côa), taking place from 10 to 14 September 2014. Six sessions will take place in the Côa Museum Auditorium: 12, 13 and 14 September, at 15:00 and 17:00. The João Botelho movie "The Art of the Light has 20,000 years", dedicated to the Paleolithic rock art of the Côa Valley, will have its world premiere at the Munic...

Events 2014 - The Côa Rock Art in Cinema

João Botelho is one of the great Portuguese filmmakers of today. Being simultaneously a man of the Douro, during his presence in the first Cinecôa he had the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the Côa Museum. This captivated and dazzled him for the Côa archaeological reality and the extraordinary artistic legacy, particularly of ancient prehistory, which is kept in the Côa Valley. And here was born the idea for João Botelho to direc...

Events 2014 - Documentary "The engraving. This mutual learning"

On August 12, the Côa Museum will present the documentary "The engraving. This mutual learning", in the context of the exhibition "The Sweet and Acid Incision - Engraving in context (1956-2004)". The presentation will be conducted by the author of the documentary, Jorge Silva Melo, followed by a Cocktail. A documentary about Gravura, the cooperative Portuguese engravers founded in Lisbon in 1956 by a group of artists and intellectuals. Th...

Events 2014 - Book on open-air rock art conservation

The international editor Routledge has just published the book "Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Management. State of the Art and Future Perspectives". This volume, co-edited by Timothy Darvill (Bournemouth University, UK) and by the Côa Museum archaeologist António Pedro Batarda Fernandes, presents several case studies from around the world related to open-air rock art conservation, including the Côa Valley, in a chapter by António Batarda. ...

Events 2014 - Exhibition "The Sweet and Acid Incision - Engraving in context (1956-2004)"

In collaboration with the Foundation CGD- Culturgest and the Museum of Neo-Realism, the Côa Museum presents an exhibition of works representative of the activity of Gravura - Portuguese Engravers Cooperative Society. The exhibition opens on Saturday, July 5, 2014, staying open until September 28 of that year. Since May 2014, the exhibition devoted to the activity of the Portuguese Engravers Cooperative Society (Gravura), presented originally...

Events 2014 - Opening of the exhibition "Being and Becoming", by Virgílio Ferreira

The photo exhibition "Being and Becoming," by Virgílio Ferreira, opens at the Côa Museum, on the 25th of June at 18:00, an organization of the Côa Park Foundation and the Municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa. In the context of this exhibition there will also be organized an Art Residency (From idea to project) and a Workshop (Photographing the landscape), with free registration. For more information, see the documentation attached and contac...

Events 2014 - The Côa Museum receives again the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

In 2014, and by the second consecutive year, the Côa Museum had the best performance in the category Museums, according to the evaluations of the largest travel site in the world, thus receiving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This recognition, which honors excellence in the tourism sector, is given only to worldwide top level establishments that consistently receive top ratings from travelers. To select the awarded with the Ce...

Events 2014 - Week of Access to Culture

In the Côa Museum, in these days of access to culture, we will tour the Museum backstage, peering into its public areas, exhibitions, technical wards, reservation, research spaces ... 1. Date and time of visit. June 19 at 10:30 On this day the Côa Museum offers an oriented visit to its permanent exhibition, a visit to the research offices on Rock Art and Archaeology, and to the Museum reserves, also addressing the issue of rock art survey a...

Events 2014 - Opening of the Exhibition "Contemporary dialogues with the Côa Rock Art"

On the edition of the Creative Côa 2013, the Côa Terrritories - Regional Development Association, made a creative challenge to the Arts students of the Pinhel Group of Schools. To reinterpret the Côa Valley Rock Art was the motto of this challenge and this project, and the resulting work will be presented on the exhibition ' Contemporary dialogues with the Côa Rock Art', which will open at the Côa Museum on May 23 at 16.00h, and will remain ...

Events 2014 - Opening of the exhibition "Surrealism", by André Boto

On May 17, 2014, the Côa Museum inaugurates the photo exhibition SURREALISM, byAndré Boto. Organized by the Côa Park Foundation and the Municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, under the IVth Foz Côa Photo Contest: a county, two world heritage sites, it will be on display until June 30, 2014....

Events 2014 - Easter at the Côa Museum

Educational Activities - April 15, 16 and 17 During the Easter week the Côa Museum will develop activities for children, families and the general public. from special visits to workshops on archeology and prehistoric animation in the Côa Valley rock art. (see program and prices in the poster besides) ...

Events 2014 - International Day for Monuments and Sites 2014 – Places of Memory

Oriented visits in memory places, from the paleolithic to contemporaneity The Côa Park Foundation, the ICNF, through DCNFN/International Douro Natural Park, the Municipal Councils of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and Vila Nova de Foz Côa and ACOA (Association of Friends of the Park and Côa Museum), with the support of the Côa Museum Restaurant and the Foz Côa Oil-Press, organize a oriented visit: Between the Côa, the Águeda and the Internation...

Events 2014 - "Family": guided visits to the exhibition, by the artist Maria de Castro

The temporary exhibition Family will be open to the public until the 11th of May, Sunday, in rooms 2 and 3 of the Côa Museum. Students may have the opportunity to enjoy the visit by the artist Maria de Castro, with previous booking through the Educational Services of the Archaeological Park / Côa Museum. (see contacts in the poster besides) ...

Events 2014 - Doctoral thesis on the conservation of the Côa Valley rock art

It was just published by the English publisher Archaeopress the doctoral thesis Natural Processes in the Degradation of Open-Air Rock-Art Sites. An urgency to inform intervention scale conservation. The case of the Coa Valley World Heritage Site, Portugal (BAR S2609 2014), authored by the archaeologist António Batarda of the Côa Park Foundation. This work discusses the problem of conservation of the rock art sites in the Côa Valley. It is th...

Events 2014 - Workshop "WineLab" and Wine Dinner / March 15, 2014

Under the temporary exhibition "Family" patent in the Côa Museum, the Workshop "WineLab" will be conducted, aiming to teach wine application techniques based on dyeing and color manipulation. The formation, in charge of the artist Maria Castro, will end with a wine dinner at the Côa Museum Restaurant, where other senses are put to the test! 16:30: Guided tour of the exhibition followed by the Workshop 19h00: Dinner at the Côa Museum R...

Events 2014 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: February 2014

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations...

Events 2014 - Weekends in the Côa Museum

During the 2014 Almond Blossom Festival, visit the Archaeological Park and the Côa Museum and participate in the various activities that we propose for our visiting public! February Day 15 (Sat.) l 14h30 l Pedagogical Workshop "Small archaeologists" l Family Day 22 (Sat.) l 14h30 l Experimental Archaeology Workshop l General Public March Day 1 (Sat.) and 8 (Sat.) l 14h30 l Rock Art Workshop l Family Day 15 (Sat.) at 14h30 and 16 (Sun....

Events 2014 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: January 2014

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations...

Events 2013 - Celebration of the 126 years of the arrival of the train to Barca d'Alva

The Côa Park Foundation and the Association Foz Côa Friends organize a commemorative session of the 126 years of the arrival of the first train to Barca d'Alva, which will take place on Sunday 22 December at the Côa Museum (see program below)....

Events 2013 - Cadernos do Côa 7

Cadernos do Côa 7 Traditional Sumac Technology in the Upper Douro The Côa Park Foundation launches a new volume of CADERNOS DO CÔA, with a work on the technology of exploration of Sumac in the region of the Douro, written by Lois Ladra. The launch will be done within the Book Fair of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, with the support of the Municipality, and will take place on December 18, 2013, at 19.30, in the Exhibition Hall and Art Gallery of Vil...

Events 2013 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: December 2013

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations o...

Events 2013 - Creative Côa

  CÔA TERRITORIES promotes the second edition of CREATIVE CÔA Organized by Côa Territories - Regional Development Association, and on behalf of the region of influence of the Côa Valley - Almeida, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Mêda, Mogadouro, Pinhel, Sabugal, Torre de Moncorvo, Trancoso and Vila Nova de Foz Côa - the second edition of CREATIVE CÔA will take place on December 10, Tuesday, at the Auditorium of Expo...

Events 2013 - Opening of the exhibition "On the eternity of art and the brevity of life" by Vítor Sá Machado

On November 29, at 17.30, and remaining until March 13, 2014, the sculpture exhibition "On the eternity of art and the brevity of life," will be inaugurated in the Côa Museum, authored by Vítor Sá Machado....

Events 2013 - L'Art Prehistorique en bande dessinée

The second volume of Eric Le Brun's trilogy in comics is edited, devoted to Paleolithic art in Europe, and it can be purchased or ordered at the Côa Museum shop. L'Art Prehistorique en bande dessinée tells, with great wealth of detail and using updated scientific information, the evolution of Palaeolithic art in Europe from the earliest Aurignacian times to Magdalenian. This second volume presents a lot of information on the art of the Côa V...

Events 2013 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: November 2013

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations o...

Events 2013 - Opening of the exhibition "Family" by Maria de Castro

On November 8, 2013, at 18h00, opens at the Côa Museum the exhibition Family, by Maria de Castro, in an organization by the Côa Park Foundation. It is an "Exhibition of "painting" that questions the painting itself and its support. Painting in painting, sculpture/installation and photography: for the materials used, the pictorial image and the dyeing. Time, its physical consequences and memory are interconnected in a game of experiments that...

Events 2013 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: August 2013

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations o...

Events 2013 - Educational Activities in August

This August bring your family and enjoy yourself participating in the educational activities that we propose For Further information: Serviço Educativo do Museu do Côa 279 768 267 actividadeseducativas.pavc@igespar.pt www.arte-coa.pt ...

Events 2013 - Presentation of the new joint ticket to visit the Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain)

In July 31, at the Côa Museum, the new joint ticket to visit the Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain) will be presented, an initiative between the Côa Park Foundation and the Government of Castilla y León....

Events 2013 - Celebrations of the anniversaries of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park and of the opening of the Côa Museum

This year, that will mark the 17 years of the creation of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park and the 3 years of the opening of the Côa Museum, the Côa Park Foundation promotes, in collaboration with various organizations, initiatives associated with rock art, music, astronomy and gastronomy. It will also be presented the new joint ticket to visit the rock art sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain), an initiative between t...

Events 2013 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: July 2013

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations o...

Events 2013 - Educational Activities in the Summer

Environment days / Games in the Museum / Archaeology Thematic visits, workshops, peddy-papers July and August 2013 During the summer, the Côa Museum is the ideal starting point to know the ancient rock art and heritage of the region. The Museum and the Archaeological Park feature activities for children, families and the general public that approach the art and archeology of the Côa Valley and the natural heritage. For Further informa...

Events 2013 - Documentary "Mó" won the award of Best Short/Documentary in the contest Creative Côa

This documentary, by Hugo Morango and Gonçalo Mota, was made within the research project "Arquitecturas da Água - entre o Côa, o Águeda e o Douro Internacional", and was exclusively edited with the images collected during the ethnographical research. see vídeo in https://vimeo.com/65763989 ...

Events 2013 - Côa: the landscape and the Museum. Photographic Journey with António Sá

Saturday, July 20, 2013 Come and discover the Côa Museum and the landscape where it fits, with the look of a photographer. In a journey guided by António Sá (author of the exhibition Duero / Douro Iberian patent in room 1 of the Temporary Exhibitions), try creative approaches and learn the techniques that make the difference in obtaining images with impact: from the quality of light in nature and landscape photography, to the bold architectu...

Events 2013 - Castros: the imposing hill forts and the birds of the cliffs

Between the Côa, the Águeda and the International Douro The International Douro Natural Park and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park / Côa Valley SPA, include a set of archaeological sites dated from the Iron Age, with notable and strategic locations on the rivers Douro, Águeda and Côa, taking advantage of the natural defenses that are the cliffs. They are, by their inaccessibility, election sites for nature conservation, sheltering birds of ...

Events 2013 - Counties highlighted in the Côa Museum: Sabugal

Côa Valley – an inspiring region On the International Museum Day on 18 May, the Côa Park Foundation and the Côa Territories - Regional Development Association, decided to invest in an action for the enhancement of the municipal heritage in the area of ​​influence of the Côa Valley in the museum space. The initiative, which has the support of the municipalities, aims to promote the heritage and tourism in the region, centralizing this informa...

Events 2013 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: June 2013

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations o...

Events 2013 - The Côa Valley and its Museum win the 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

This certificate, which rewards excellence and hospitality, is granted only to projects that receive consistent and excellent reviews from travelers on TripAdvisor, and can be granted to any qualified establishment anywhere in the world. Only about 10% of the establishments with profiles on TripAdvisor receive this highly acclaimed award. To qualify to receive the Certificate of Excellence, establishments must maintain an overall rating of a...

Events 2013 - 150th Anniversary of the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists: Côa - 18 years later

At the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists (AAP), the direction of the AAP and the Prehistory Section organize a visit to the Côa Valley, 18 years after the identification of the magnificent art complex. A round table will also be held on the theme: Côa, 18 years later, with free entrance. ...

Events 2013 - Counties highlighted in the Côa Museum: Almeida

Côa Valley – an inspiring region On the International Museum Day on 18 May, the Côa Park Foundation and the Côa Territories - Regional Development Association, decided to invest in an action for the enhancement of the municipal heritage in the area of ​​influence of the Côa Valley in the museum space. The initiative, which has the support of the municipalities, aims to promote the heritage and tourism in the region, centralizing this informa...

Events 2013 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: May 2013

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations o...

Events 2013 - Côa Valley Counties highlighted in the Côa Museum

Côa Valley – an inspiring region On the International Museum Day on 18 May, the Côa Park Foundation and the Côa Territories - Regional Development Association, decided to invest in an action for the enhancement of the municipal heritage in the area of ​​influence of the Côa Valley in the museum space. The initiative, which has the support of the municipalities, aims to promote the heritage and tourism in the region, centralizing this informa...

Events 2013 - Game “Quinto Império” in the International Museum Day

On the occasion of International Museum Day, the Côa Park Foundation will presentm, on the 17 and 18 May, the board game "Quinto Império” (Fifth Empire) based on the History of Portugal and the Portuguese identity. Despite having been developed based on the curricula of the 2nd cycle of basic education, the game adapts to all ages and proves to be a extraordinary way to remember the Portuguese origins. Authored by David Mendes and illustrate...

Events 2013 - Cidadelhe, Landscapes of Freedom

Cidadelhe, a entrada sul do parque arqueológico, o lugar do mais meridional núcleo de arte rupestre do Côa classificado como património mundial, contexto de eleição para a conservação da natureza, serve de palco a uma visita temática numa tarde de domingo... Olhar o Côa a partir de um ponto dominante servirá de pretexto para falar da arte e de outros temas que a investigação arqueológica tem vindo a revelar. Ponto de encontro às 15h Centro D...

Events 2013 - Open Days in parks, reservations and protected landscapes

No dia 11 de Maio assinala-se a criação do Parque Natural do Douro Internacional. A Fundação Côa Parque associa-se ao evento, que articula natureza, antropologia, arqueologia em Santo André das Arribas, Almofala, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. (ver programa no cartaz ao lado) ...

Events 2013 - Guide Côa & Siega Verde, the Art of Light: presentation in FNAC in Lisbon

The Côa Park Foundation will present the 25th of May at 18h, at FNAC Colombo (Lisbon), the guide CÔA & Siega Verde, the art of light. In December 1998, UNESCO classified as World Heritage the sites of prehistoric rock art in the Côa Valley in Portugal. This classification would, in August 2010, be expanded to the Spanish site of Siega Verde, in the valley of the Águeda river, which thereafter came to be regarded as an Extension of the Art of...

Events 2013 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: April 2013

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations...

Events 2013 - Cadernos do Côa 6

CADERNOS DO CÔA 6 After almost three years of the presentation of CADERNOS DO CÔA (a series of publications on the art of the Côa), the sixth volume will be presented on April 18th at 18.30 in the Côa Museum. The event will take place in the context of the opening of the temporary exhibition Maria Lino - the essence of things. ...

Events 2013 - The Art of the Côa Valley in Numbers: March 2013

Because knowing is understanding, and because archaeological research continues in the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, we will monthly disclose statistics on the Art of the Côa, from its systematic inventory, to its typological minutiae. With this divulgation we intend to reveal some of the most unique aspects of the Art of the Côa, which make it a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a unique place in the context of the artistic manifestations o...

Events 2013 - Côa 3D: Virtual Pedagogical Journey in the Côa Valley

A group of Masters students at the Open University has created a new virtual journey inspired by the palaeolithic engravings and the environment of the Côa Valley, which can be seen and appreciated at the following link: http://coa3d.host-ed.me (more information beside and below) ...

Events 2013 - Opening of the exhibition "The Essence of Things" by Maria Lino

This retrospective exhibition of Maria Lino, composed of drawing and sculpture, is a current expression that contributes to draw attention of new audiences, in a dialogue that brings closer the languages ​​of contemporary art and those of Prehistoric Art. Biographical note of the author Maria Lino was born in 1944 in Feital, municipality of Trancoso. Between 1960 and 1963 she attended the General Course of Sculpture in the School of Fine Ar...

Events 2013 - Guide Côa & Siega Verde, the Art of Light: presentation in FNAC in Porto

The Côa Park Foundation will present the 17th April at 18h, at FNAC Santa Catarina (Porto), the guide CÔA & Siega Verde, the art of light. In December 1998, UNESCO classified as World Heritage the sites of prehistoric rock art in the Côa Valley in Portugal. This classification would, in August 2010, be expanded to the Spanish site of Siega Verde, in the valley of the Águeda river, which thereafter came to be regarded as an Extension of the A...

Events 2013 - Incursions into a classified territory

Between April and October, the Côa Park Foundation and the Institute for Nature and Forest Conservation / DCNFN, with the collaboration of local authorities and various organizations, organize a series of initiatives of discovery and enjoyment of the territory between the Côa, the Águeda and the International Douro. ...

Events 2013 - Educational Activities in the Easter Holidays

This Easter, bring your children to participate in recreational and educational activities proposed by the Côa Museum, and let them discover the secrets of archaeology, or the useful toys that can be built from recycled materials. ...

Events 2013 - Guide CÔA & Siega Verde, the art of light

It is already available for sale the Guide CÔA & Siega Verde, the art of light, in the Côa Museum shop, and in FNAC stores (price € 8.50). The guide promotes an experience of visiting the Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley (Portugal) and the Archaeological Site of Siega Verde, in the Valley of the Águeda river (Spain), where we plunge 30,000 years in time, through the open.-air rock art classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. The V Congr...

Events 2013 - Presentation of the guide CÔA & Siega Verde, the art of light, and the volume of the V Congress of Archaeology

The Regional Directorate of Culture of the Northern Region and the Côa Park Foundation will make a presentation of the new guide CÔA & SIEGA VERDE, the art of light, and the volume of the V Congress of Archaeology - North and Central Interior of Portugal, which will take place on March 12, at 17h30, in the Palacete de Vilar de Allen - rua António Cardoso, 185 - Porto (free admission). The guide promotes an experience of visiting the Archaeol...

Events 2013 - World Heritage Tourist Guides - North of Portugal

Turism of Portugal will make the presentation of the new World Heritage Tourist Guides - North of Portugal, in three separate sessions distributed by World Heritage sites in the Northern Region. The first presentation will be in the Serra do Pilar Monastery in Vila Nova de Gaia, by March 11, followed by the March 12 presentation at the Palace of the Dukes of Braganca, in Guimarães. The third and final presentation will take place on Wednesday, Ma...

Events 2013 - Art and Canoeing at the Côa River

On March 9, 2013, a visit in canoe to the Rock Art of the Côa Valley is organized, accompanied by archaeologist Mário Reis, to the sites of Ribeira de Piscos and Fariseu. Activity subject to previous booking (more information on the poster beside). ...

Events 2013 - One Route, two Heritages: between Rock Art and Wine Farms

On March 2, 2013, a visit is organized to a Wine Farm and to the Côa Rock Art, accompanied by the Oenologist Teresa Ameztoy. Activity subject to previous booking (more information on the poster beside). ...

Events 2013 - Captive Glances, with João Nicolau de Almeida

On March 2, 2013, at 18:00, the Côa Museum presents a reflection on the art of the Côa, accompanied by wine tasting, with wines from the House Ramos Pinto, commented by the administrator João Nicolau de Almeida. Activity subject to previous booking (more information on the poster beside). Captive Glances constitute a series of meetings and visits undertaken by the Archaeological Park / Côa Museum, proposing a different approach. Challengi...

Events 2013 - XXXII Almond Blossom and World Heritage Festivities

In the early 2013, the Côa Park Foundation and the Municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, in collaboration with other entities, promote several initiatives and activities, from canoeing to oenology, and including new exhibitions, within the Almond Blossom and World Heritage Festivities. Some of the activities are subject to previous booking (more information on the posters beside and below). ...

Events 2013 - Coca-Cola launches new model of can with three World Heritage monuments

Coca-Cola, in partnership with Direcção-Geral do Património Cultural, signals the launch of a new model of can promoting, in Portugal, three World Heritage monuments in the design of the new model. The three monuments are the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the Pena Palace in Sintra, and Rock Art of the Côa Valley. ...

Events 2012 - Celebration of the 14th Anniversary of the classification of the Côa Valley Rock Art as World Heritage

Marking up this month's 14th anniversary of the classification of the Côa Valley Rock Art Côa as World Heritage, the Côa Park Foundation will present the new guide "Côa and Siega Verde - The Art of Light", which will take place on the 15th by 16:30 at the Côa Museum. Throughout the day an exhibition will be held of three short films related to these two rock art sites classified by UNESCO. On the same day but in the afternoon the Côa Muse...

Events 2012 - Vouchers for visits to the Côa Museum

The Côa Museum has vouchers in packs of 10 units for sale to private operators. The purchase can be made using the contacts below or directly at the Museum Store. Tel: +351 279 768 274 e-mail: lojacoa@igespar.pt The individual voucher for offer may be acquired at the same place ...

Events 2012 - Creative Côa

The Association Côa Territories and the Côa Park Foundation organize the event Creative Côa, on the next days November 21 and 22, at the Sports Pavilion of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. Anyone interested in participating can see the program on the poster besides, and we would appreciate the confirmation on the contact coacriativo@gmail.com, with the following data: Name Entity Contact (cell phone) Select option: a) Booking the total progr...

Events 2012 - Lavradores de Feitoria and the Côa Museum make a partnership and launch a new wine brand

On sale firsthand in the Côa Museum, from October 19, 2012 Each bottle has a voucher that is worth one entrance in the Côa Museum It is the first Museum, in Portugal, with its own brand of wine Lavradores de Feitoria – a unique project in the Douro region, that brings together 15 producers, owners of 18 farms distributed along the best terroirs in the Lower Corgo, Upper Corgo and Upper Douro – has associated with the Côa Museum to laun...

Events 2012 - Celebrations of the anniversaries of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park and of the opening of the Côa Museum

In the year we celebrate the second anniversary of the inauguration of the Côa Museum (30/07/2010) and the 16th anniversary of the opening of the Archaeological Park (10/08/1996), the Côa Park Foundation invites you to participate in a set of activities ranging from special visits to rock art to classical music and astronomy. We count on your presence. (see program besides)...

Events 2012 - 6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro

 From August 10th to September 30th the 6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2012 wiil take place. Mostly centered in the town of Alijó, with several exhibitions and activities in different locations, there will be more exhibitions and activities in other cities in the Douro and Trás-os-Montes region, namely at the Côa Museum in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, at the Douro Museum in Régua, at the Theater of Vila Real, at the Bread and Wine Museu...

Events 2012 - Educational Activities at the Côa Museum: July, August and September

During the summer, the Côa Museum is the ideal starting point to learn about the ancient rock art and heritage of the region. The Museum and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park have activities for children, families and general public who approach the art and archeology of the Côa Valley and the natural heritage, namely geology, flora and fauna. Shape the clay and the approach to possible Paleolithic sounds ands resonances will be other activ...

Events 2012 - Journeys of Cultural Heritage

Património Mundial: 10 Anos, 10 Paisagens, 10 Bens MUSEU DO CÔA | VILA NOVA DE FOZ CÔA 11.JULHO.2012 A Estrutura de Missão para a Região Demarcada do Douro da Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte promove as “Jornadas do Património Cultural do Douro” no próximo dia 11 de Julho de 2012, pelas 14H30, no Museu do Côa (Vila Nova de Foz Côa), e que abordará a temática “Património Mundial – 10 Anos, 10 Paisagens, 10 Bens”....

Events 2012 - opening of the exhibition "We in Art", by Almada Negreiros

In May 18th, International Museum Day, at 18h, the Exhibition “We in Art”, by Almada Negreiros will open at the Côa Museum. This temporary exhibition, an organization of the Museum of the Republic Presidency, Manufacture of the Tapestries of Portalegre and the Museum of the Portalegre Tapestry, in collaboration with the Côa Park Foundation, will stay in the Côa Musem until September 30, 2012. Almada An artist of multiple expressions, pain...

Events 2012 - May 18: International Museum Day

The Côa Museum joins the celebrations at May 18th, The International Museum Day, with several activities, including music, theater, and the inauguration of a new temporary exhibition. Entrance in the Museum wil be free that day....

Events 2012 - International day for Monuments and Sites : opening of exhibition in Fóios, Sabugal

At April 18, 2012, at the Civic Center of the parish of Fóios, county of Sabugal, will open the exhibition "Côa river: reinvent the art from the spring to the mouth", a result of a collaboration between the Parish of Fóios, the County of Sabugal and the Foundation Côa Parque. From the spring to the mouth, the Côa river holds a vast and ancient artistic heritage – the oldest of mankind. This exhibition in Fóios, where the Côa has its spring, ...

Events 2012 - International day for Monuments and Sites : opening of exhibition at the Côa Museum

As part of the celebrations of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the Côa Park Foundation, the Estrutura de Missão Douro and CCDRN inaugurate the exhibition "10 Wine Regions World Heritage - Photographic Exhibition", by ViTour Landascape Network, on 18 April at 18h, in the Côa Museum. This is a temporary exhibition of itinerant nature that results from a partnership between the institutions mentioned above, and which will be present i...

Events 2012 - Conference by Gerhard Bosinski

Engravings on Slate Plaquettes of the Magdalenian Site of Gönnersdorf (Rhineland, Germany)//Les gravures sur plaquettes de schiste du site magdalénien de Gönnersdorf (Rhénanie, Allemagne). Gerhard Bosinski, Honorary Professor at the University of Cologne, is a well known German prehistorian, currently living in France. Much of the last 42 years of his long research career in ancient prehistory were dedicated to the extraordinary Magdalenian ...

Events 2012 - Côa in Easter

In these Easter holidays, the Côa Museum proposes a set of activities for children, their families and other small organized groups. The goal is to occupy this rest time, discovering the rock art and archeology at the Côa Museum. During the week of March 31 to April 5 we can rediscover the testimonies of our earliest ancestors. (see program below) ...

Events 2012 - One Route, two Heritages

Within the Festivities of the Flowered Almond Trees, the Archaeological Park / Côa Museum, in colaboration with the municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, promotes guided tours to the interlaced World Heritages in the region: the Palaeolítihic rock engravings in the Côa Valley, and the Douro Valley Wine Landscape. (see program below) ...

Events 2012 - Captive Glances ... a different view of the Côa Rock Art

Captive Glances constitute a series of meetings and visits undertaken by the Archaeological Park / Côa Museum, proposing a different approach. Challenging several guests to explain their views about the Art of the Côa Valley, we intend to hear other perspectives from people who are outside the archaeological midst, on this topic and on how this Art is explained in the Museum's permanent exhibition. An invitation beyond the perspective of the...

Events 2012 - Animated short film "O olhar do Auroque" in Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture

Within the program of the European Capital of Culture, the animated short film "O OLHAR DO AUROQUE“ (“The stare of the Aurochs") will be shown at Sunday February 19, at 15.30, in CAE in São Mamede, Guimarães. (http://www.guimaraes2012.pt/arq/fich/PDF_Desdobravel_EN.pdf) This film is freely inspired in the engravings of the paleolíthic rock art of the Côa Valley, and was made by children from the Alegria School (Porto), supervised by the A...

Events 2012 - Côa Museum nominated to the Award European Museum of the Year

The European Museum Forum included the Côa Museum in a list of European museums nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2012. The winner will be known on May 19 during a ceremony held in Penafiel, in the Municipal Museum of this city. ...

Events 2011 - Site of the Archeological Park and Côa Museum awarded by APOM

The Portuguese Association of Museology (APOM) has awarded the prize of Best Site to the site of the Archaeological Park and Côa Museum, in the session of the Prizes APOM 2011, along with the site of Fundação Oriente....

Events 2011 - Archeological Park and Côa Museum - Educational Activities Program 2011/12

The Côa Museum intends to become, complementary to the visits to the Rock Art sites of the Côa Valley, an important educational resource for schools of all levels of education, not only in the subjects of History, Geography and Art Studies, but also in Geology, Biology or Communication and Image. Therefore, we will be happy to receive your school for a visit to the World Heritage of the Côa Valley Rock Art. For this, we believe that the cons...

Events 2011 - CINECOA: Internacional Cinema Festival of Vila Nova de Foz Côa

The municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa and PERIFERIA FILMES presents, between September 29 and October 2, the First Internacional Cinema Festival of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, in the Côa Museum auditorium. (see program below) ...

Events 2011 - Art and Astronomy

Under the program Timeless Douro 2011 - Between the Côa, the Douro and the Águeda, a session of Astronomy will be made on Friday, August 5th. This activity results from collaboration with the Association of Physics of the University of Aveiro (FISUA). It will take place at 21.30 at the Côa Museum. Admission is free....

Events 2011 - Summer 2011: "Timeless Douro, between the Douro, the Côa and the Águeda"

The territory between the Côa, the Águeda and the International Douro corresponds to a continuum of protected areas, due to its heritage value. The region - a result of geographical and historical context and the recent effort of entities that protect the natural and archaeological heritage, of the work of researchers dedicated to nature conservation and cultural heritage, together with the concern and interest of local authorities and local as...

Events 2011 - The Music and the River

Orquestra do Norte (Orchestra of the North) – Open air concert Vila Nova de Foz Côa – Côa Museum Saturday, July 16, 21h30 – Free entrance Under the program Summer 2011 (soon to disclose: "Timeless Douro, between the Côa, Douro and Águeda"), the Archaeological Park and Côa Museum, in collaboration with the International Douro Natural Park and various associations and municipalities, will undertake several activities related to Nature, Archa...

Events 2011 - animated short film premiere "O olhar do Auroque"

  June 14, 14H30 at the Côa Museum The Côa Museum and Archaeological Park, together with Associação de Ludotecas do Porto/CLIA Anilupa present the premiere of the short animated film "O OLHAR DO AUROQUE“ (“The stare of the Aurochs"). This animated film was made by students from Alegria School (Porto), integrated in the project "Port of Children" of the Knowledge and Social Cohesion Department of the Oporto City Council in partnership with...

Events 2011 - Easter: Côa, the Future before the Present

Douro Turism promotes, on the Easter weekend, April 21 to 23, the Côa valley rock art with the support of the Archaeological Park and the Côa Museum. (see program besides) ...

Events 2011 - April 18: International Day for Monuments and Sites

Art, Nature and Heritage – Between the International Douro National Park and the Park and Côa Museum. The Archaeological Park and Côa Museum, the DGAC-N, through the International Douro National Park, the municipalities of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and Vila Nova de Foz Côa, the ACÔA, Association of friends of the Côa Park and Museum and ATN, Association Transumance and Nature, with the support of CP – Comboios de Portugal, are associated ...

Events 2011 - Thematic and creative visit “Visiting the Côa Museum”

Thematic and creative visit “Visiting the Côa Museum” February 9 and 10, morning and afternoon, Côa Museum. The initiative consists of a guided tour to the Côa Museum, including the surrounding area and the reserves. The participants will be invited, at the end, to prepare a script for a thematic visit to the museum, dedicated to children and young people. The aim is to familiarize the participants with the museum, exhibits, functioning, ...

Events 2011 - Visit to the Côa Valley: ‘On the Trail of Paleolithic Hunters’

February, 11, 9:30. 3 hours of activity. Meeting point: village of Algodres. Visit to Paleolithic habitat sites, identified and studied in the area of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, related to hunting and the exploitation of resources in terms of lithic raw materials. Participants, accompanied by monitors, will journey through sites excavated by archaeologists, and take part in a workshop of experimental archeology. It is intended to re...

Events 2011 - International Year of Youth

The month of February is dedicated to the theme of Culture, and the Côa Valley Archaeological Park/ Côa Museum and IGESPAR are associated with the Português Institute of Youth, promoting activities for young people over 16 years old...

Joint ticket to visit the Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain)

A joint ticket to visit the Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain) is available, an initiative between the Côa Park Foundation and the Government of Castilla y León.  ...

EXHIBITION IN FÓIOS, SABUGAL. CÔA RIVER: REINVENT THE ART FROM THE SPRING TO THE MOUTH

At the Civic Center of the Parish of Fóios, county of Sabugal, there is the exhibition "Côa river: reinvent the art from the spring to the mouth", a result of a collaboration between the Parish of Fóios, the County of Sabugal and the Foundation Côa Parque. From the spring to the mouth, the Côa river holds a vast and ancient artistic heritage – among the oldest of mankind. This exhibition in Fóios, where the Côa has its spring, intends to emp...
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