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Coudelaria De Alter

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A charming way to spend the afternoon

Neither of us are particularly horsey. However, this was guidebook recommended and we love animals... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Dingwall, United Kingdom
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nice visit, but during the week

on weekends and bank holidays don't bother to go bcs you don't get to see anything but horses in... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
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Tapada Do Arneiro | Apartado 80, Alter do Chao 7441-909, Portugal
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

on weekends and bank holidays don't bother to go bcs you don't get to see anything but horses in their boxes... whereas during the week you see the breeding females and horses in movement, for instance; it is a nice show of the Portuguese breed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 00tdn00
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Neither of us are particularly horsey. However, this was guidebook recommended and we love animals so thought why not. I managed to purchase our two tickets in holiday Portuguese and also managed to understand that next tour was at 3 - already a success! The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RebeccaM5358
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Some of the recent reviews were surprising...Of course, it helps to have an interest in horses to visit a stud farm. However, just spending time with the mares and foals can be magical, even for non-horsey people. My husband and I loved our time there,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hillcrestfarm
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I was very much looking forward to visiting this place but it was very rundown. The horses appeared to be in good condition. We were told they offer an English speaking tour but when we got there was not one on offer although the guide...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Holidaytime40
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I was disgusted with the state of this place. Dirty, smelly and some of the horses seemed unwell and unhappy. Looks to me like the place needs a total shake up. They give the impression of being more interested in selling horses than in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank l-touring
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This place is just ok. Facilities are tired, the guide was just awful (yes, I will tell you in English after a bit...No...) On the plus side, the horses are awesome. It was just too long, and without any English, tiresome. Don't go unless you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I'm posting partly because nobody has posted in a year and it seems over due for another review. Not really sure how to rate this because I'm not a horse lover. But my mom is and that is why we visited. After all, I can't...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank tb911
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Alter Royal Stud Farm was established in 1748, under a policy initiated in 1708 by King John V. It was installed in Coutada do Arneiro, property of the House of the Dukes of Braganza, being the oldest and most remarkable Coudelaria Portuguese and the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Jorge A
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is an amazing mecca for horse lovers, with a long and proud story integral to the history of Portugal, but has lost it's State funding due to the financial crisis. Still WELL worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Frances C
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is the official harass for Alter Real, a variety of Lusitano horse. It was founded in 18 century, and includes also the technical school for stud related occupations. It can be an attraction not for a common tourist, but for those that have an...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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4 August 2016|
Response from Frances C | Reviewed this property |
Amanda, you can google the Coudelaria do Alter for more info on activities. I believe you can make arrangements to ride there, but don't be deceived-it will not be on any of the stallions. They have a demonstration of... More