Vila Nova de Foz Côa

In its roots, Vila Nova de Foz Côa finds the Paleolithic man who, with modest artifacts, carved ambitions and projects from his spiritual and material universe into the hardness of the schist, making this sanctuary the largest open-air rock art museum, now a World Heritage Site.

Severe natural landscapes, indelibly marked by the vigorous furrows of its rivers, the Douro and the Côa, which connected the people of this region to the outside world and enabled them to gain their wealth, constitute a scene of grandeur due to the detail with which artists have impressed the vast agricultural fields dotted with friendly towns and villages in this cultural, evolutionary and human landscape that UNESCO distinguished in 2001 as a World Heritage Site.

Elevated to city status on July 12, 1997, to visit Vila Nova de Foz Côa is to rediscover our history, to follow the millenary process that unveils the artistic and cultural heritage in complementarity with the rusticity and scenic beauty that the region contains and that deserves your enjoyment.

Postcode: 5150
Population density: 15.8 inhabitants/Km2
District: Guarda
Municipal holiday: 21st May
Foundation of the municipality (or charter): 1st Charter 1299
No. of parishes: 14
Priest: Nossa Senhora do Pranto


01 Ago 2024
Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Número Nacional de Emergência: 112

Bombeiros – Linha Verde: 800 202 425

Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Praça do Município | 5150-642 Vila Nova de Foz Côa | GPS. 41.083352, -7.136152 | T. +351 279
760 400 | |

Posto de Turismo | Centro de Informação Turísmo (CIT)
Av. Gago Coutinho e Sacadura Cabral 9 | 5150-610 Vila Nova de Foz Côa | GPS. 41.081844, -7.141872 | T. +351 924 448 312 |

Centro de Saúde de Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Av. Monsenhor António Almeida Silvano | 5150-662 Vila Nova de Foz Côa | GPS. 41.079307, -7.140517 | T. +351 279 760 050 |

Guarda Nacional Republicana – Posto Territorial de Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Rua Conde Ferreira | 5150-592 Vila Nova de Foz Côa | GPS. 41.082356, -7.141800 | T. +351 279 760 500 | |

Bombeiros Voluntários de Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Rua das Atafonas 4 | 5150-542 Vila Nova de Foz Côa | GPS. 41.083740, -7.139100 | T. +351 279 768 100 |

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