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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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Address: Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 361 0850
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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nice break on a sunny day

the new building for this museum is impressive from the outside and the museum content is also amazing with coaches so pimped you will not believe it.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

the new building for this museum is impressive from the outside and the museum content is also amazing with coaches so pimped you will not believe it.

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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting collection that takes you thru history. Ladies and men will enjoy this exhibition. I particularly enjoyed the firemen section.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New building (a bit cold in contrast with the exibithion) wer all Coches are in display. A way to get a view of some of the best examples of this type of transportation. Great views from the building and great place to start exploring the amazing Belem area.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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 14 April 2017

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 11 April 2017

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 8 April 2017

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 5 April 2017

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.

Thank mari_zanchetta
Fresno, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank linneytc

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