CULTURAL PROGRAMME

CULTURAL PROGRAMME

LUSITANOS RIDING CENTRE

With our Cultural Programme the guests have an opportunity to improve their riding skills and visit the most beautiful and important places in our region (West Lisbon).

Is a 5 Days Programme and start with a morning lesson all days (5 Lessons). At afternoon's we start the tour's at the seleted places.

All the visits and transfers are included.

ÓBIDOS

" Óbidos has had a strategic importance in the territory. It had already been settled prior to the Romans' arrival in the Iberian Peninsula, and the town prospered after being chosen by the royal family. King Dinis offered it to his wife, Queen Isabel, in the 13th century, and it became part of Casa das Rainhas (Queens' Estate), who improved and enriched it throughout the various dynasties. This is one of the main reasons for the high concentration of churches in this small place.
You will find a well preserved castle within the walls, and a maze of streets and white houses that are a delight to stroll amongst. Along with the Manueline porticoes, the colourful window boxes and the small squares, many fine examples of religious and civil architecture from the town's golden days provide a host of reasons for making a visit. "

WINERY

" Quinta da Almiara is surrounded by 160 hectares of vineyard, and is located in a place of great scenic beauty, in the parish of S. Mamede da Ventosa, in Torres Vedras, part of the Lisbon Wine Region. It's a very old wine production region, with a temperate climate without any wide temperature variations, with gentle hills and strongly influenced by the Atlantic due to the proximity of the ocean.

Quinta da Almiara is a family business that has been dedicated to the production of high quality red and white wines since 1980. We have planted selected red and white grape varieties in our vineyards: Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Castelão, Merlot, Aragonés, Caladoc, Shyrah and Fernão Pires.

MAFRA

" Built in the 18th century by order of King João V (1689-1750) in fulfilment of a vow he made, to be blessed with an heir from his marriage to Maria Ana of Austria, or be cured of a serious illness, the Royal Convent and Palace of Mafra is the most important baroque monument in Portugal. All in limestone and marble from this region (Pêro Pinheiro and Sintra), the building covers an area of almost four hectares (37.790 m2), including 1.200 rooms, more than 4.700 doors and windows, 156 stairways and 29 inner yards and courtyards. Such magnificence was only possible due to the Brazilian gold that poured into the country, allowing the King to carry out his patronage of the arts and the strengthening of royal authority. "

In the end of the day, after visit Mafra, we pass at the traditional Tack Shop for the guests see and buy some traditionals bridles or only for see the culture of the horses in Portugal.

This packages include:

- Accommodation (5* Hotel)

- Breakfast and Dinner

- One lesson per day 

- Transfers of the tours and visits to the places (Óbidos, Winery with Wine Tasting, Mafra and Tack Shop) 

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