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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great collection

The wagons displayed are of historical importance and beauty. Great conservation and history of the place. Fantastic collection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The wagons displayed are of historical importance and beauty. Great conservation and history of the place. Fantastic collection.

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banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Whilst spending the day at Belem we decided to visit the National Coach Museum, We were so glad that we did. At an inexpensive 6 Euros per adult we were amazed by the age of the carriages in the museum. Also fist time I have seen a collection of litters, sedans etc. Just looking at the sumptuous fabric used gave... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Among the many museums we visited in Lisbon this one was our favorite. A really welcome surprise. What we liked in particular was the *excellent* interactive guide, which you can download on site to your smartphone (free WIFI). The guide might seem a little childish to some but we really enjoyed, learned a few things. We liked that it doesn't... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of many star sights in Belem. The Museu dos Coches is overlooked by most tour companies who concentrate on the Tower, the Monument and the Jeronimos Mosteiro. Do not overlook this unique museum. It is fabulous. Their is plenty of room to see all the exhibits which have English descriptions as well as Portugese. The highlight may well be... More 

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Waalwijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

really nice museum, not too big. lots and lots to see, so many carriages, well taken care of. easy to find and outside enough restaurants and a really nice park opposite the museum.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

was very interesting, the ticket seller was little arrogant but surley worth the visit, many very different coaches

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

During 1500´s, at the peak of Portugal wealth, Portugal had a king - D. João V - that spent money with incredible stories that will remain ; you´ll find in this Museum amazing examples of wealth and art on carriages of this age, that you wont find it anywhere else in the world.

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West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Until I saw the National Coach Museum near the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal, I had never envisioned the phenomenal wealth of the Royal Family of Portugal(1640-1910) until the end of the titled Braganza line in 1908 with the savage assassination of King Manuel I and his son Luis. A museum located in a lovely section of Lisbon houses .resplendent, no... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum is small with sufficient English translations. The coaches were interesting. Amazing what rich people need to live. Your visit will last 30 - 45 minutes. The lights are kept low. I wish descriptions had been placed at eye level rather than coach level. However, a winner with me.........

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Was nearby and thought would go and have a look. The former riding school is beautiful. It was most enjoyable…17th c musketeers came to mind. Some very flamboyant ..others are incredibly embellished ...not a very comfortable form of transport The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster of their day.

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