Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestre
Type: Art & Culture, Attractions, Family Friendly, Local Picks, Performing Arts
The Henrique Caldo Riding Ring in Belem is the venue for daily (Tue-Sat) displays of virtuoso horsemanship as riders from the prestigious Portuguese School of Equestrian Art regale audiences with... Read More
The Henrique Caldo Riding Ring in Belem is the venue for daily (Tue-Sat) displays of virtuoso horsemanship as riders from the prestigious Portuguese School of Equestrian Art regale audiences with performances of classical equestrian exercise and choreography to music. Riders wear gala costume and use traditional Portuguese saddles and harnesses. Each presentation lasts approximately 45 minutes. The school also hosts monthly 90-minute gala shows where the performance is more elaborate and features acrobatic feats such as "air above the ground" jumps and other choreography characteristic of the Baroque period. The show also includes Court Games, re-enactments of royal tournaments held between the 16th and 19th centuries accompanied to atmospheric lighting and sound effects.
Picadeiro Henrique Calado
- Tue-Sat 10am-1pm
- Ticket Concessions Available; Call for Details
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Consider purchasing a combo ticket from the nearby Coach Museum that also allows entry to a performance at the Henrique Caldo Riding Ring."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The special bond between horse and rider is exemplified by the performances of equestrian art at this dedicated arena.
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