Joint Visit Penascosa + Faia Brava
Located in the Côa Valley, at the southern end of the Archaeological Park, it has steep slopes where rugged granitic rocks emerge, ideal for nesting rupicolous birds such as Vultures and great Eagles, but also for a contemplative walk to enjoy the landscape and natural heritage.
Faia Brava is part of the Special Protection Zone of Vale do Côa (SPZ-Rede Natura 2000) integrating the Municipalities of Pinhel and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and is an IBA (Birdlife International Important Bird Area).
In 2010 the Faia Brava Reserve was classified by the Institute for Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (ICNB) as the first Private Protected Area in the country where “wild” horses and Maronesas cows (the closest ancestor of the old Auroque) were introduced to help with restoration of the ecological of Vale do Côa and recreate the prehistoric wild environment.
In addition to these aspects, Faia Brava increasingly works as a demonstration pole in the areas of nature conservation, environmental education and ecotourism.
Available Combined Visits
Côa Museum + Marialva Castle Combined Visit
COA MUSEUM MARIALVA CASTLE
Combined Visit Côa Valley + Quinta da Bacelada
COA VALLEY QUINTA DA BACELADA
Siega Verde Combined Visit
COA MUSEUM SIEGA VERDE
Museu Casa Grande Combined Visit
COA MUSEUM CASA GRANDE DE NUMÃO DE FREIXO MUSEUM
3 Museums Combined Visit
COA MUSEUM DOURO MUSEUM SERRALVES MUSEUM
Ribeira de Piscos + Ervamoira Combined Visit
RIBEIRA DE PISCOS ERVAMOIRA VINEYARDS