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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
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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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Probably the richest stage wagons collection in the world

This museum has recently moved from it's original location but the new museum is just on the other side of the street. Probably the richest stage wagons collection in the world. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This museum has recently moved from it's original location but the new museum is just on the other side of the street. Probably the richest stage wagons collection in the world. A must see in Lisbon.

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Livingston, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Although the museum's design is simple and not especially inviting or appealing, entry is free and visitors will discover very elaborate coaches, which were used by royalty and religious figures over the centuries. It's a pretty cool way to spend about 45 minutes.

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Athens, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Well, this review is for the NEW Museu Nacional dos Coches and with the hope that because it's still new, it's not completed yet... But, if it stays this way, then it's really bad... The building does not matches with the exhibits, way too modern and minimal for the coaches that really travels you to another era..High price (6 euros)... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was enchanted by all those beautiful coaches , felt like a princess :) looking at other reviews I don't think I seen all of it because we were only in one room and upstairs but still it's one of my favourite museums I've ever went to!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We really enjoyed coaches that were located in the old and new buildings. Staff we encountered didn't speak much english but went out of their way to be helpful. Gift shop in the museum was very helpful. The book "Blimunda and Baltazar" by Jose ??? provided great descriptions of these coaches in action during the baroque era.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Make sure you go to the new building. The old one has a few interesting items but the new one is a spectacle. You get a real sense of transportation of and for the royals in the past, and how these amazing vehicles evolved. Also the collection of small coaches for the kids is fun. Tracing the evolution of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The museum is housed in a modern concrete building next to the Belem railway station. I didn't mind. It's spacious and this is an advantage when it's busy. The museum has a huge collection of impressive carriages. Nevertheless you'll also see some funny carriages for kids and a big hunting coach for noblewomen. If you're in Lisboa the first sunday... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

What a disappointment...:-( Loving the old and former main museum, I was eager to go to the new one. Besides not being yet quite finished, it more seems that you are in a parking garage than a museum. The architecture alone, was a big miss, with only few interesting features/forms...and I do love new buildings, but this almost doesn't deserve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wow! We were amazed at this huge collection of coaches and buggies from the 17-19th centuries. They were very ornate and had English descriptions by them. They are in the process of moving to a new location. We went first to the old location which has a beautiful painted ceiling and about 8 coaches still in there. Found out the... More 

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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Step back in time and enter this fantastic Museum. The Palace is perfect for hosting this unique exhibition of Royal Coaches. Very well preserved and explained, easy flow exhibit. Highly recommended.

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