NOCTURNAL GUIDED TOUR TO THE ROCK ART SITE OF PENASCOSA
This visit to the rock art site of Penascosa is similar to what is done during the day, in the rocks and motifs that are observed. The difference, besides the point of departure, is that it is a visit made at night, using artificial light to provide an oblique illumination of the engraved figures. Under a starry sky or a full moon is a unique and amazing experience!
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeHiking, Tours on 4WD
Activity Level Easy
Group Size Medium Group
Total walking distance: ± 600m
Schedule: Winter 1st visit 13h15 | 1st visit Summer 13h45
Meeting point : Castelo Melhor
This evening tour aims to create the best possible conditions for a suitable view of the beauty of the Paleolithic art of the Côa. Focusing a bright light in a side position on the engravings, creating light/shadow effects, one can enhance the motifs, causing them to “emerge” from the rock surface. Moving the incidence of light, you can also highlight certain motifs in relation to others, “isolating” them in the apparent confusion created by the intentional superposition of the engravings, a very typical technique of representation of Paleolithic art.
The easy and safe access to the visitable rocks of the Penascosa site, in the placid and serene environment of this beach in the Côa, make it an ideal place for this particular type of visit. The full moon nights are especially enjoyable, especially on the warm evenings in the region, common from spring to autumn, making visible the river and the hills outlined in the landscape.
- Certifated guide
- Tour on 4 wheels
- Pictures and videos
- Stop in view point to Côa Valley
It is recommended to use insect repellent on some summer nights