Classified since 1999 as the Protected Landscape of Corno de Bico, it is a small natural sanctuary located in the heart of Alto-Minho, rising to an altitude of 833m, holding Neolithic funeral monuments, green slopes, low walls, hedges, terraces, granaries, mills, testimonies of human influence on the landscape.

  About 25% of the landscape is an important oak grove characterized by a mixed forest, dominated by deciduous species, among which stand out the white oak, holly, among others…  All fauna at the regional level is rich in species variety, however, this region is characterized by the diversity of habitats, the interaction between them and the climatic conditions of the region, which allow this area to provide excellent resources for feeding, reproduction and shelter to various animals, some of which are threatened, such as the Iberian wolf, the red squirrel, the Portuguese salamander, the Seoane's viper, the water mole, the hunting harrier, among others.

   In this magical landscape, is located the last of seven agricultural colonies implemented by Salazar in 1952. Composed of fifteen semi-detached houses, the former agricultural colony of Vascões, held a capacity for thirty families, with a primary school, a teacher's residence and a community oven. The objective was to turn unproductive waste into agricultural land, settling people in depopulated areas. The colony came to life in 1957, with the arrival of the settlers, and was extinguished in 1988.