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Coudelaria De Alter

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Tapada Do Arneiro | Apartado 80, Alter do Chao 7441-909, Portugal
+351 245 610 060
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You'd better love horses

This place is just ok. Facilities are tired, the guide was just awful (yes, I will tell you in... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Susan B
Horse lovers should stop here

I'm posting partly because nobody has posted in a year and it seems over due for another review... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
tb911
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Programa inserido no programa Conservar e Educar da Coudelaria Real de Alter
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“horse riding” (4 reviews)
“stud farm” (2 reviews)
“horses” (11 reviews)
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Tapada Do Arneiro | Apartado 80, Alter do Chao 7441-909, Portugal
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+351 245 610 060
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Reviewed 19 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

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

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

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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!

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

Thank abmoniz
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We dropped by the National Stud Coudelaria before heading on South. Apparently people come here especially, but only two or three others had today. The guide eventually materialised after a long delay, and managed a small amount of English explanation (whilst also having her children...More

Thank Reachargo
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Amazing place, with lovely staff! Second time in Coudelaria and I hope to visit it again! If you have time, try to sleep in the house of Braganza's King...a unique experience!

Thank MilanoEugenio
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Such a nice place, a historical landmark. For people who loves horses, nature and charming place. We booked our visit, and we did the visit with another couple. Our guide was Inês, who gave us all the information we ask. At the end of the...More

Thank Carla_MV
Reviewed 1 September 2014

very good place to visit and learn more about portuguese horses and Portuguese School of horses. i liked a lot!

Thank DeTomar
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Although the guide seemed, and acted, a bit unable to do this kind of work, the tour itself was quite good. If you go in the afternoon group (at 3pm) you can watch the realeasing of the mares into the wild along with the infants.

Thank sfrodrigues
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tamtam3806
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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
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