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Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal, is town and municipality located in Guarda District in the northwest of Portugal. The small town has a population of around three thousand, whereas approximately seven thousand three hundred people live in the whole municipality. The town is only around twenty kilometres from the Spanish border and is famous for its archaeological site, with prehistoric rock art, which is situated in the in the Côa Valley. This site is the main reason for many tourists to visit the area.
The beautiful rural landscape along the river Rio Douro is an excellent option for some hiking; you can relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. The archaeological park Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa is around three kilometres east of the town centre. The rock engravings were discovered only in relatively recent decades and show drawings of animals, humans, and abstract figures. The drawings date back to the time period from twenty-two thousand to ten thousand years before Christ. The historically important rock engravings were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. If you want to get to know more about the archaeological sites and the local art, visit the Museu de Arte e Arqueologia do Vale do Côa.
Besides tourism, agriculture such as cultivating grapes and olives are important for the local economy. Traveling from abroad, you can look for flights to Porto; this airport offers abundant flight connections to international and domestic destinations. Many low-cost airlines operate there, too. From Porto, it is a two-hour drive to get to Vila Nova de Foz Côa.
There are a couple of hotels and guesthouses in the area. You can choose simple, more traditional places as well as fancy rural hotels. Check out the supply of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal hostels in the area if you are backpacking and you do not want to spend too much money on accommodation. Your Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal hostel offers clean facilities, free parking, and free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant on the premises, as well.
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