Horse of Mazouco – Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal - Atlas Obscura

Horse of Mazouco

This impressive rupestrian engraving dates back to the Upper Palaeolithic period.  

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This incredible horse engraving is just one of many cave impressions found in the Foz Coa Archeological Park. Around 100 panels containing some 5,000 animal engravings are located throughout the park. The horse is among the most impressive, with well-defined features.

Foz Coa is a huge archeological site. Only three sections are open to the public.

These ancient findings earned the park a UNESCO World Heritage designation. The environment of serenity complements the weight of the history you feel here; the stunning views won’t disappoint.

Know Before You Go

This is a popular spot. The museum is open to the public daily. Without reservations you won't get to visit the archeological park.

You MUST have a reservation and a ticket with an authorized guide to enter the Archeological Park.

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