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Coach Museum

Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem, Portugal
21-361-0850
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Belem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the museum features coaches and carriages dating back to the seventeenth... more » Owner description: Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the museum features coaches and carriages dating back to the seventeenth century. « less
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Montebello, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you like the old carriages this place is for you. Some serious history in the vehicles used in the day. It is part of the "Belem" experience and worth the visit.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The space is amazing and the coaches even better. Each coach has a plaque explaining its history. They are almost done with a new museum across the street but will still use this space for exhibitions.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We'd been told about the 'coach museum' but were completely unprepared for the number of coaches and their quality. A fantastic trip into the history of this form of travel and an experience we would suggest should not be missed.

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Las Vegas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not only did this attraction receive great reviews on this website, we were told that it is the most visited of all "museums" in Lisbon. We had already been in Belem and missed going there, but we had time to return and see it for ourselves. Yes, the coaches are elaborate and pretty amazing, but the large area where they... More

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Toronto
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's a lovely, cool, dim visit. I've certainly never seen anything like it. It's really pretty amazing, and a nice break after the Tower, Monastery and Archaeology museums. I'm fairly sure I'll never see anything like this again. The last queen made some very interesting decisions, including the coach in which her husband and son were shot. Easy walk from... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a carriage museum - not a coach museum - and most of the carriages are in fact Berliners, so the name is a bit misleading. Nevertheless, they do have a magnificent display of Royal Berlin Carriages in all their grandiose decoration. For me however, the most interesting part of the display is the actual carriage in which King... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you happen to be in Belem, this museum is worth a short stop. The collection is unique, and takes you back to the old days.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Overall I think this museum is very interesting and worth visiting if you go to Belem. I would recommend downloading the free 'Coaches' app before you go if you have children - it's quite informative and interactive. My main gripe with this place is the ticketing - the website says it's €5 but in fact it's €6. The same website... More

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was unsure about the Coach Museumbut glad we went. Incredible history in every coach. What decoration and craftsmanship.

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Leicester
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

An absolutely stunning collection of coaches. The workmanship and the sense of history was amazing. Only 6 euro or free on a Sunday. Bargain! Better than the monastery because it told a story.

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