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Top Choice Portuguese in Pinhão


Architect Miguel Saraiva's ode to clean-lined, glass-walled minimalism, DOC is headed up by Portuguese star chef Rui Paula. Its terrace peering out across the river is a stunning backdrop. Dishes give a pinch of ima…
Archaeological Site in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa

Most visitors to Vila Nova de Foz Côa come for one reason: to see its world-famous gallery of rock art. Although the park is currently an active research zone, three sites are open to the public: Canada do Inferno, …
Area in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Old Town

The sleepy old quarter makes for a pleasant stroll in the early evening. Highlights include the Praça do Município, with its impressive granite pelourinho (stone pillory), and the elaborately carved portal of the Ma…
Portuguese in Pinhão


Simple but tasty Portuguese food, such as wood-grilled meats and fish, is served inside this quaint schist building or outside under a canopy of vines. From the train station, turn left and go along the main road fo…
Museum in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Museu da Casa Grande

Archaeological finds from the Stone Age to the 18th century have been uncovered in the region around Freixo de Numão, 12km west of Vila Nova de Foz Côa. A good little display can be viewed in this baroque townhouse …
Portuguese in Pinhão

Ponte Romanica

For nicely prepared traditional Portuguese food, Ponte Romana is the place to go, with tasty fresh grilled sea bass, tender and buttery grilled octopus, and cabrito assado (roasted kid goat). From the train station,…
Concert Venue in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Centro Cultural

Although there isn’t a lot going on in Foz Côa, the Centro Cultural hosts concerts, temporary art exhibitions and film screenings throughout the year. It’s in the same building as the turismo.
Portuguese in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Aldeia Douro

Great regional food is prepared with a twist at this contemporary restaurant that plays with Portuguese classics. Great lunch menus daily and friendly staff.
Supermarket in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

António & Julia

Top-quality local hams, sausages, cheese and honey are available for picnics at this charming shop on the São Miguel strip.
Portuguese in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Cafeteria Ritz

Popular among the locals for locally styled roast-meat (and only roast-meat) dishes.