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Interpretive Centre of the Tua Valley (CIVT)


Estação Ferroviária de Foz-Tua, 5140-133

Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

41.207342, -7.419397

+351 278 098 884

The Tua Valley Interpretive Centre (CIVT) is a space that seeks to reveal the natural and historical wealth of a territory that, over time, has been transformed by the action of man. The musealization of space is divided into three main themes: the Valley, the Tua Line, and the Dam.

The theme “The Valley” intends to make the visitor get involved with the valley in all its natural and human dimension. In a tubular area, a temporal capsule is created that guides the visitor on a journey through thousands of years, from the geological and natural dimension of the valley to its settlement.

In the theme “The Tua Line” the objective is to remember and bring together. The idea is to make the visitor remember the railway and understand the local reality, being able to get involved with the feeling of the inhabitants for the loss of access to the train. The link between the railway and the residents of the Douro and Trás-os-Montes regions is the occasion celebrated.

The theme “The Dam” is intended to lead the visitor to understand the dam and demonstrate the relationship established by the design of the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, between the landscape and the demand for technology.