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A Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestre

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Calcada da Ajuda | Belém, Lisbon 1300-006, Portugal
+351 21 923 7300
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Kind people and a fascinating view

We had just been taking dressage training lessons further north, at Quinta do Rol, so this was more... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
JandKMac
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An equestrian delight

This time I visited a training session, starting at 10.30 with a tour of the stables accompanied by... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
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The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art, based in the Gardens of the National Palace of Queluz, has as its mission to conserve and promote the Alter Real-bred Lusitano horse and uphold the Portuguese tradition of Haute École through the selection, training and exhibition of Pure Blood Lusitano horses from the Alter Real Stud Farm. It is an equestrian cultural heritage that remains unique in the world.
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Calcada da Ajuda | Belém, Lisbon 1300-006, Portugal
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had just been taking dressage training lessons further north, at Quinta do Rol, so this was more compelling to us than it might be if you had no interest in horses or riding skills. Even if you have only a passing interest, it's a...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

This time I visited a training session, starting at 10.30 with a tour of the stables accompanied by a charming young Portuguese lady, Sofia, who was a veterinary nurse and spoke excellent English. I was impressed by the high standards of horse care. The riders...More

Thank Beverley G
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

We went to the training and sat in the galley for 12 Euros and were the only ones there so we had front row view. We watched the training from the ground as well as mounted. The riders were dressed in traditional costume and the...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

We went to one of the daily training sessions. This lasted 90 minutes for 8 euros which was great value. I'm not really a 'horsey' person but my wife is, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. During the session we saw the horses doing all...More

3  Thank Barco22
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

If you like horses you will love this place. It is situated on the edge of the touristy part of Belem at the top of Calcada da Adjuda on the left. There is a riding ring with tiered seating or there are cabins at the...More

2  Thank TwigsOxford
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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Training session of the horses. All manner of dressage stages, on the ground as well as mounted. Master horsemen training lusitano horses to do all the fancy steps including airs above the ground. 8€ admission. We watched for two hours. Don't miss the gift shop.

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

They bring in the less experienced horses first, so it's not always there will be "arts" in the execution at once. Stylishly dressed riders even in training. We sat down in the booth and it felt very close, in a good way. a very nice...More

Thank Annica G
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Reviewed September 24, 2016

What a lovely place.The horses are magnificent and the quality of the traing shows through. The show we saw lasted 45 minutes and cost 15 euro of which it was money well spent. The place was full and everyone seemed to enjoy the spectacle. I...More

3  Thank IAN O
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is one of the rare places in the world where you can witness traditional horsemanship steeped in history. It is the Portuguese equivalent of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. The Lusitanos are a real treat and the riders are highly skilled. Wonderful way...More

3  Thank tombillinge
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Reviewed July 30, 2016

A unique equestrian performance which shows the finesse and quality of the both the horses and riders! The gala is presented in short acts such as one showing the intricate movements of the horses, another demonstrating how the horses learn the movements, a competition of...More

1  Thank AdventuresSB
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Difficult to predict - it’s a little out of the way, but the gallery is small. If you can, it might be best to book.
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March 13, 2018|
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Agree, staying in Lisbon is good for sights and transport on bus or tram is quick and easy to Belem. We stayed at the Esqina Urban Lodge which is right in the centre, very good value and really well run. Can thoroughly... More
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