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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
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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Shallotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The collection of coaches and their arrangement by years gives one a great sense on the evolution of these beautiful ornate carriages. One truly gets a sense of what travel was like in centuries pass. And as the years progressed so did the sizes, decorations and carvings become more elaborate with time. The setting is great and the English descriptions... More

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We discovered this museum by pure chance and we immediately decided to visit. What we saw was like a fairy tale came true. This magnificent collection of coaches each of them is a piece of real art. Even our 9 year old son who does not imagine life without cars was charmed and asked a lot of questions. A real... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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112 reviews 112 reviews
82 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum has the oldest coaches of the world. You never have seen so much coaches togheter in your live. Also the coach of the queen of England is present. She used it during her visit to Lisbon. You have to go here.

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Panama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Worth the visit! Spectacular coaches and chariots used by kings, royalty, etc for hundreds of years. beautiful!!

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Cork Ireland
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249 reviews 249 reviews
43 attraction reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We just happened to stroll past this museum on Sunday morning and decided we had to visit. It is basically a huge display of royal carriages dating back to the 17th century. They are organized chronologically - oldest and shabbiest first. They get grander and fancier as you head up the years. It was fascinating to see one so close... More

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Placerville, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I love museums and this is truly a gem. Small and cheap ticket prices. Remarkable collection of coaches and related items. I've been to museums all over the world and I was truly impressed. This is a quick visit but full of amazing coaches.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ostentacious and extravagant the carriages are in your face, over the top, flamboyant pieces representing the pomposity of royalty & religion. The enormous size and lavish detail of some of the coaches is amazing and to see them all together in a collection of this size is superb. Great that the information signage is in English as so often we... More

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Montebello, NY
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27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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