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Vila Nova de Fozcoa

Address: Guarda, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Guarda
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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542 reviews 542 reviews
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371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

You are probably on your way to the "Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa" and to the "Museu do Côa". Before doing so, make a quick stop at this old and small town of "Vila Nova de Foz Côa", founded by D. Dinis, King of Portugal, in 1299 AD! Amazingly old! Amazingly tiny, with a population of only 3.100 inhabitants.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Visit the museum or at least go there to see the view. It is amazing. The town itself is nothing special

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is an excavated and partially reconstructed bronze age site near Vila Nova de Foz Coa, close to Prazo and Freixo de Numao. It's a good sized site, up high and with beautiful views of the countryside, and a bit of adventure to find. You can get there by going into Freixo de Numao, driving up the hill in town... More 

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Ballygawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I Was Staying With Friends In Porto And One Day I Took The Train From Porto To Pocinho Along Side The Beautiful River Douro, Through The Port Wine Producing Vinyards Right Up To The Railhead At Pocinho. I Had Heard Of An Old Surviving Synagogue Used By Jews Who Had Come From Spain, Now A Roman Catholic Oratory. I Took... More 

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Braganca, Portugal
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Great history, sightseeing galore and great food...: Enjoy

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Vila Nova de Fozcoa it’s a little village on Douro’s International Protected Area, not very lively but friendly and cozy, great to stay the night (there’s some cozy lodging places in the area) and to eat (friendly budget restaurants with traditional food). The major reason to visit this area, besides the great and amazing Douro’s vineyard landscapes, are the 3... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

When you arrive in the village of Freixo de Numão, simply follow the signs for "Ruinas". It is well signed and easy to find. By the way, just in the other direction, up the street from the first sign in the town center, there is a very nice bakery. It's a very small village, you can't get lost.

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