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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
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace...
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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Beautiful Coaches in 2 Buildings

There are now two buildings for the National Coach Museum: the old one and a brand-new one. We went to the old building first. There you can see the beautiful original building... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Easton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There are now two buildings for the National Coach Museum: the old one and a brand-new one. We went to the old building first. There you can see the beautiful original building, about 7 or 8 coaches, some paintings and other historic items on the second floor. If you buy the tickets to see both museums, you just show your... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The museum and the hall for the old museum is impressive. Everything is very well preserved. Indeed a trip into the old days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We loved our trip through history via the royal coaches! So ornate and beautiful! So glad to see them restored and so beautifully displayed. Interesting national treasure!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the real thing about the vehicles used by the Royal families. It was founded in 1905 and it is located in the Belem District. You can get there by trolleys (the old ones and the newest ones) Trolley 15E get you there from Praca da Figueira. Open TUE-SUN 10:00AM -6:00PM

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A real exhibition of old carriages, of all types and size. Tells a lot about the level of richness among different society members.Worth to visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Coach Museum is located beside the Tagus River in the Belem District, West Lisbon. Easily accessible by bus, tram, train or boat.Also called The National Coach Museum, the museum houses the vehicles used by the Portuguese Royal Family for ceremonies and parades, including coaches, carriages, sedan chairs, and even children’s buggies that were used mostly from the 17th to... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Part science fiction pure history I had no idea that Coaches were so incredibly ornate and regal. I kept thinking that this is where Hollywoods top designers procured inspiration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When we heard that Belém had an interesting museum with a unique glimpse into the glamorous past of the Portuguese royalty we decided we needed to see it! We came to the old museum (located just across the street from the new one which we later found out) and the guy at the entrance asked us if we would also... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I were excited to see this unique glimpse of history. Yesterday we made our way to the museum only to be completely disappointed with our experience here....READ THIS before you encounter the same scam we did! Two months ago, the museum had divided their coaches and memorabilia into two different museums - The old museum and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Seeing XVII century coaches is not an everyday experience. I have found the museum interesting, to get a real understanding of what did in mean to travel at those times. Coaches technological advances in history are well explained and well represented. Good for children as well. Visit with the Los Geronimos monastery.

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Additional Information about Museu Nacional dos Coches

Address: Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21-361-0850
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Belem
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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