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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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So this is how royalty got around in the day

The coaches on display were all used by royalty in days gone by. With the right tour guide (our visit was part of a package tour), you learn how the design of coaches evolved to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The coaches on display were all used by royalty in days gone by. With the right tour guide (our visit was part of a package tour), you learn how the design of coaches evolved to make the rides more comfortable over time. Really ornate designs on most all of them. One drawback was the dim lighting in the museum. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We visited today (the 13 May), and it closed for a week or so whilst they move to their new building. Check before you make a special visit, although the other sights are worthwhile in the area. Have given it a rating as it was interesting watching them move one of the coaches.

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Auburn, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This museum is just a short stroll down the street from most of the other attractions in Belem and is worth a short visit. You can easily see it in an hour or less, and it really is a unique collection. These old, wooden royal carriages are something you won't really see anywhere else and some of them are quite... More 

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed seeing these incredible works of art and technology. If you have the time and are in the area, a 45 minute visit will be interesting when you take the time to appreciate the workmanship and technology of these coaches. We were pleasantly surprised. The building is very interesting in itself. I am not sure how long it would... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Was a nice Museum of horse-drawn carriage. Worthy of a 30 minute visit. Young kids found it interesting. Only go if you need to fill an hour

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A great collection of royal carriages. You can see the evolution of the "technology" but also of the decorations used. Some of the more luxurious decorations are made of gold leaves and have allegoric meaning. The exhibition is being transferred to a close-by modern building leaving this one for ceremonies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited this museum mostly because it was free with the Lisboa Card, but also because others had recommended it. We were so glad we went! This is a small little museum, so it doesn't take much time to explore it, but it's full of neat things. Who knew that coaches -- as in, horse drawn carriages -- could be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very singular exhibition. One area closed for renovation. No much to see but able to follow some guides and hear background.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A very unusual museum with a beautiful collection of horse drawn coaches and related items from Portugal's past. The building looks very ordinary from the outside but the inside is very beautiful with the main hall have an amazing painted ceiling. Well worth a visit while in this very historic area of Lisbon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went here on a Sunday, this is the most magical museum i have ever been at. Is so beautiful, looking at this antiques, all these cars i see only on movies. These cars are well taken care of, they are a very important piece of history, i was really impressed. The place needs more ilumination but i heard they are... More 

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