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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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Address: Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
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+351 21 361 0850
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the...

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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This was our last stop on our day trip to Belem, quite late in the afternoon. By this time, we were weary, so only visited the old riding school part, not the new building... read more

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our last stop on our day trip to Belem, quite late in the afternoon. By this time, we were weary, so only visited the old riding school part, not the new building opposite the train tracks. There's only so much I can take in in a day before glazing over! The old riding school itself is a beautiful... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've actually seen a few coaches displayed throughout Europe in different countries, but this is the best of them. From very early models to the high of extravagance, this museum has them all. We arrived close to opening time and had the museum all to ourselves for a few precious minutes.

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Penticton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Both buildings offer great experiences. The older building has really informative info on how the coaches were engineered. Be sure to read why they were bought...one was to swap princesses between Spain and Portugal to marry the kings and secure the alliance. The engineers enjoyed looking at the suspension and steerage and leather strapping and its evolution. The artists were... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In Lisbon you can find the best world’s royal coach collection; you’ll find vehicles from the end of the sixteen century until the end of the nineteen century. It’s difficult to choose a best one but I advise you not to leave without spending some minutes admiring King John the fifth Coach (João V); that is the true Cinderella coach.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first saw this museum when visiting Lisbon over forty years ago when young and was impressed then. Therefore, when visiting recently with my husband who hadn't been to Lisbon before, it was on the list. This time we were on a guided tour and were only shown the original museum and not the new modern one. Nevertheless, unlike everything... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really different kind of museum. The carts are really amazing to be seeing close. The museum has a lot of types from the more common ones to some really amazing with a lot of ornament. Not to miss.

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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss these exhibits! ...both the new (bigger) building across the street from the charming (old palace) building! Simply Stunning.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss these musuems, both of them. Get the combo ticket, they are just accross the street from each other. Wonderful collection. Think of them as pieces of art, a lost art actually and craftsmanship that simply doesnt exist today. Honestly my favorite place in Lisbon, a must see!

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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this museum on the advice of a friend. It houses the traveling coaches of Portugal elite starting in the early 1600's.The museum is in 2 locations across the street from each other. (New museum is behind the auditorium building.) All done, I spent about 2 hours in this lovely museum. There is a book ($8.00) in the gift... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small museum but very intersting. Some of the coaches are fantastic with extraordinary woodden gilt sculptures. There is also the one used by Queen Elizabeth when she visited Lisbon in 1957.

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