The two Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain) are located on the banks of the rivers Agueda and Côa, tributaries of the river Douro, documenting continuous human occupation from the end of the Paleolithic Age. Hundreds of panels with thousands of animal figures (5,000 in Foz Côa and around 440 in Siega Verde) were carved over several millennia, representing the most remarkable open-air ensemble of Paleolithic art on the Iberian Peninsula.

Côa Valley and Siega Verde provide the best illustration of the iconographic themes and organization of Paleolithic rock art, using the same modes of expression in caves and in the open air, thus contributing to a greater understanding of this artistic phenomenon. Together they form a unique site of the prehistoric era, rich in material evidence of Upper Paleolithic occupation.

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17 sites in this World Heritage

  • Broeira
  • Canada do Inferno / Rego da vide
  • Faia
  • Faia - Vale Afonsinho
  • Fonte Frieira
  • Meijapão
  • Penascosa
  • Quinta da Barca
  • Quinta da Ervamoira
  • Quinta do Fariseu
  • Ribeira de Piscos / Quinta dos Poios
  • Ribeirinha
  • Salto do Boi
  • Vale de Figueira / Teixugo
  • Vale de Moinhos
  • Vale de Namoradas
  • Zone archéologique d’art rupestre de Siega Verde

Canada do Inferno / Rego da vide

Faia - Vale Afonsinho

Fonte Frieira

Quinta da Barca

Quinta da Ervamoira

Quinta do Fariseu

Ribeira de Piscos / Quinta dos Poios

Ribeirinha

Salto do Boi

Vale de Figueira / Teixugo

Vale de Moinhos

Vale de Namoradas

Zone archéologique d’art rupestre de Siega Verde

DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Portugal Spain 
Category
Cultural
Name
Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iii)
Year of Registered
1998
Year of Revised
2010
Keyword
Petroglyph, Registered in 1998, Revised in 2010, Rock Art, Valley