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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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Coaches, coaches, coaches!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was free for myself working within museums overseas- i just showed my business card and got a comp. The coaches were AMAZING! And I had just seen the Amazing Race episode where they went there (the guy at the desk assured me it was a few years ago!). Lovely place but (and I say this loving museums) I'd probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really interesting to examine the technology and decoration of previous transportation technologies.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The National Coach Museum in Lisbon houses an extraordinary collection of royal carriages and other horse- or mule- (or even human-) drawn vehicles. It's now in a purpose-designed building that makes it easier to admire these amazing creations. A very nice shop is attached. We enjoyed our viist and were glad for the recommendation. Travelers with teenage girls in their... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We dropped in purely because admission was included on our Lisboa Card and we were both probably a little sceptical on entering however that changed once we had wandered around the museum. We were both very impressed with the exhibitions and I doubt there is a collection as impressive anywhere else. In fact, in all the places ive visited ive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is a brand new museum. It is mostly royal and mail coaches and we enjoyed seeing the progression over the years. It was not busy and would be perfect on a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The best and largest collection of old carriages in the world , has just been transferred to the new facilities built specifically to expose the museum collection , transferred from the real arena that is distant 500m. The richness of the decoration and the variety of coaches as well as the good condition worth visiting and justify be the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The new museum had been opened for 2 days when we visited. It is very spacious and well organized. The collection of royal coaches is fascinating. It is extremely interesting to observe the evolution of the coaches' design and to learn about the competition among European Kings and popes to offer each other the most beautifully decorated coach.

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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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