Côa Museum

Open to the public since 30 July 2010, the Côa Museum offers visitors a journey back in time to the dawn of Humanity’s development, when the first attempts at symbolic representation emerged, framed by a new relationship between Man and nature and by the emergence of Culture. Three rooms for contextualisation and introduction to the exhibition theme and four rooms where the monographic treatment of the rock art of the Côa Valley is presented.

The Côa Museum is based on different ways of presenting its contents. The solution adopted reflects, admittedly, the use of multimedia technologies, accompanied by the use of photography and drawing. It is associated with a careful exhibition of found objects and images of the engravings and archaeological sites of the Côa Valley are used, in an environment created for new supports and readings.


October to February
Open from 9:00 to 17:30
Visits Booking: 9:00-12:00 / 13:30-17:30

March to May
Open from 9:00 to 18:00
Visits booking: 9:30-12:00 / 13:30-18:00

June to September
Open from 9:00 to 19:00
Visits booking: 9:00-12:00 / 14:00-18:00

Closing days

  • 1 January
  • 1 May
  • 25 December
  • The Museum is closed mondays from the 1 of November to the 31 of March but visits to the rock art sites are carried out
  • On Easter Sunday no visits to the rock art sites are carried out


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Fundação Côa Parque
Rua do Museu,
5150-620 Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal

email: museugeral@arte-coa.pt
phone: (+351) 279 768 260
phone: (+351) 965 778 799

website: arte-coa.pt



Guided Tours to the Museum and Côa Valley Rock Art