Trafaria is a parish in the district of Almada, in the south bank of the Tejo. Rural and urban, it had its origin as a small village of fishermen, and a big part of its inhabitants maintain that tradition to this day. Over the decades, the town has seen slow development in its habitation and economy, based on fishing, commerce and restauration. Marking its landscape, the Silopor facilities perform the discharge of ships at the entrance of the Tejo river. With an honest, old riverside town atmosphere, the main highlights of Trafaria are its known gastronomy, the churches, monuments and other historic landmarks, its arts and crafts production in wood, glass, ceramics and seashells, and the beaches that extend along its shoreline, aswell as its priviledged vistas of Lisboa.