It was considered the most typical village of the Ribatejo region because it still has some traditional customs. A rural village, located on the campina (the plain), where cereals are grown, surrounded by olive trees. The Hermitage of Saint José, the Chapel of the Espírito Santo with its Juncal jars, the chapel of Saint Maria de Almonda, the parish church, a few manors, pateos and houses with porches stand out. The typical campino (a local cowboy) and fisher clothings are interesting. It features pleasant pedestrian walks and canoeing. The writer José Saramago, Nobel Prize of Literature in 1999, was born here.