Prehistoric rock art

This item appears on page 84 of the November 2009 issue.

The valley near Vila Nova de Foz Côa, in northeastern Portugal, is home to extensive displays of underground and outdoor Paleolithic art — horses, aurochs (wild bulls), etc.

The site, which was originally to be covered with water from a dam, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and opened to the public. In the center is the museum Quinta da Ervamoira, showing bread making and wine producing.

Entry costs 5 ($6.25) and must be arranged in advance. Closed Monday. Phone +351 279 768 260 or 261, fax 768 270 or visit