After the conquest, some towns came together to form a community that was built over the ruins of Vila Cardílio. Over the years, people built walls that protected the city until 16th century. In this century the city started to expand and, finally, the walls were destroyed in 19th century.
This magnificent place counts with two natural reserves that allow its visitors to enjoy of nature. Furthermore, very close to the locality it is found the Jurassic Park that was discovered by João Corvalho and contains the world's largest record of dinosaur footprints.