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In the early twentieth century, hunger brought out the fishermen of Praia da Vieira, in Leiria, in search of sustenance that the alteroso water conditions did not offer them during the winter. They went up the river and found this area full of fish.

First, came here only seasonally, staying on their boats. Later settled in this region with their families, and definitely changed sea fishing by the river.
Landowners edge Water allowed us to settle down, banks of the Tagus, that started to build here their first wooden huts on stilts (stilts), covering them with reed straws. The stakes already used in the dunes by the sea, served them now to prevent the flooding of the river reach their homes.