ARCH. PARK OF THE CÔA VALLE
Successive discoveries since 1994 of new cores and engraved panels, in several places on both borders of Côa river, and in some of their river-sides, even in the Douro itself, have forced a wide territorial demarcation of the area that was constituted as the Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley. However, with the deepening of archaeological research in the region, first through the former National Center of rock Art and more recently the archaeological park.
VALLEY OF THE CÔA
In the mountains of northeastern Portugal, a region of extensive olive groves, where in early spring (February and March) almond trees flourish and in autumn (September and October) the vines are covered with leaves of fire, runs to the Douro river a tributary whose The name became universal: it is the Côa, which encloses an expressive artistic cycle along the valley. Millenium after millennium, shale rocks that delimit their bed have been converted into panels of art.
FAIA BRAVA RESERVATION
In Faia Brava reserve, nature is the most important value. There are about 850 hectares exclusively for nature conservation, with actions that have focus on ecological restoration, through the valuation of habitats, increasing food availability of the most endangered species and forest management.