This town saw the arrival of Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Moors and Arabs. All of these people groups left behind traces of their culture, but the registered historic old town is predominantly Gothic. At its center stands the late Gothic church of Igreja da Graca, the final resting place of the man who discovered Brazil, Pedro Alvares Cabral. There is even a statue of him in front of the church. A particularly beautiful spot only a short walk away is the Portas do Sol, the former site of a Moorish fortress and today a small park with a panorama terrace.