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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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“coach museum”(36 reviews)
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Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the museum features coaches and carriages dating back to the seventeenth century.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
+351 21 361 0850
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit to this popular museum although we were confused as it was based on two sites with the old building over the road. The range of coaches on display was excellent in this well laid out museum.

Thank paul19602013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museo Nacional dos Coches has an extensive collection of horse-drawn carriages. Many of them are Portuguese but some are from other European countries. The building is quite modern, although there is an older auxiliary building across the street. There are also displays of clothing...More

Thank SeanOden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the “About” description, this listing pertains to the older and smaller of the two coach museums that lay across an intersection from each other in Belém. There is a separate listing for the “National Coche Museum” which pertains to the new and much...More

1  Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. I believe this is a world-class museum that houses a vast collection of carriages over the centuries. There are electronic viewing aids and full explanations in English. You can spend as little, or as much,...More

1  Thank dskid
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The new Museu Nacional dos Coches is GREAT. Compared with the previous space (beautiful but small) this is an huge improvement as you can now really see in detail all the carriages, from the 3 amazing cars that were part of a (Portuguese) famous show...More

Thank pjm_pt
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with this awesome museum, worth an hour or so to walk through. Hard to believe this carriages were so well preserved! A whimsical and fun thing to do if you’re already near the monastery.

Thank StefWB7
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here . The range of coaches on display and their opulence was exceptional. This is a great museum, really beautifully laid out.

Thank megroy
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Our traveling friend added this museum to our visit to Lisbon and iIt ended up being the most interesting and impressive place we visited. The large modern building highlights the beautiful collection of coaches from all over Europe. It was somewhat confusing as we went...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I wandered in here out of general curiosity but wow was it worth it! Fabulous collection of royal and church coaches very well displayed. Totally and gloriously over the top! In particular I loved some of the C18 coaches for the Vatican with near life-size...More

1  Thank 483henry
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This was one of my highlights in our stay in Belem. We toured the museum with great fascination. The coaches are in very good condition and the exhibits are very well laid out! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Marcel F
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3 July 2018|
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Response from Ian H | Reviewed this property |
Depends upon how interested you are in old coaches! You could do it in an hour easily, just walking through and looking at the exhibits
27 March 2017|
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Response from Ed_and_Ann | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is an audio guide but the English information in front of each coach was well done.
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17 March 2015|
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Response from 316Sharon8867 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there's plenty of public transport to Belem. You can't get there by metro but by bus or tram. We were staying in the Alfama district and were able to get a bus directly from Santa Apolonia station which took about 20... More