ALTER DO CHÃO
ALTER DO CHÃO CASTLE
Built in 1359 by order of the king, Pedro I, the castle has five towers, a Gothic doorway and a keep standing 44 m high. It is situated in the centre of the town.
ALTER REAL STUD FARM
Founded by King João V in order to breed horses for the royal stables, the Alter Real stud farm is nowadays an important centre for the development of the Lusitanian breed. It contains a famous research centre which includes a Molecular Genetics Laboratory, a Breeding and Obstetrics Unit and a Training and Testing Unit. The University of Évora contributes towards research and development at this important centre through its Hospital Hipiátrico.