Sobre Pocinho

The village of Pocinho is situated on the left bank of the Douro river, in the municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This settlement was the cradle of the famous writer and journalist Francisco José Viegas, who lived there during the first years of his life.

The train line was first extended to Pocinho in the 19th century, which boosted the growth of this region, since, at that time, the station constituted an important warehouse of goods, ores and agricultural products. It is here that, since 1988, the Douro Line ends, when the section that reached Barca D'Alva and Spain was closed.

The dam and water sports

Inaugurated in 1983, the Pocinho dam is the second most recent of the Portuguese Douro and the last, with sluice, in the national territory. Up or down the river, through the dam pass the cruises that connect Régua to Pocinho or Barca D'Alva.

The free use of the reservoir attracts lovers of water sports who can enjoy the tranquility of the Douro. Incidentally, it is here, right on the banks of the Douro, that the High Performance Rowing and Canoeing Center of Pocinho.

20 Thousand years of history 15 minutes from Pocinho

The Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley can be found at 11 kilometers from Pocinho. The banks of the Côa River, a tributary of the Douro, are known for their cave paintings - pieces of History of our territory that Man engraved on stone over 20 thousand years ago.

These visits are filled with cultural gems and, for the more daring, there is also the possibility of a night tour of the cave paintings of the Côa.

Points of interest in the area:

Pocinho train station

Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

The Côa Foundation Museum

Mother Church of Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Mother Church of Torre de Moncorvo