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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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Address: Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
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+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
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Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the...

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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Unique by all means

Unique by all means. It's worth a visit if you have time. It's a quick walk from Jeronimos monastery. The ticket line is rather slow but the price is fair for what you get to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique by all means. It's worth a visit if you have time. It's a quick walk from Jeronimos monastery. The ticket line is rather slow but the price is fair for what you get to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The national Coach Museum is located in Belem, not too far from the Belem tower. It exhibits carriages throughout history of Portugal. These are very-well preserved. The detailed carvings on the carriages are simply amazing.

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Thank Adam C
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thelocation is great, the museum is nice. It's not great, it is what it is, bur the building is nice, I liked the new presentation of the cars. Whatever you do DON'T go to the bathroom, the smell is really terrible, the museum is nearby the river and it seems something went wrong with the plumbing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Coach Museum is a real gem. Fortunately these magnificent coaches have been preserved and cared for. The intricate carvings are amazing, though they can't have been to comfortable to ride in, they were the most elaborate of their day. In addition to the carriages of nobility there are other carriages and litters as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

With the Lisboa card in hand we proceeded to see as many attractions/sites we can. We stopped into the coach museum on the way back from the Tower of Belem. Hopping off the 15e tram. These beautiful and rare coaches are housed in the ornate horse riding arena of the palace. Definitely worth a look when visiting Belem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The Old Museu Nactional dos Coches is a fantastic building and a wonderful setting for the coaches that remain on display. However, the majority of the coaches are now located across the street in a new God awful contemporary stark structure that reminds me of a convention center. The coaches are truly spectacular and the signage is in English as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

My wife and I visited the Museu Nacional dos Coches on our trip to Belem for the day. We first went to the old museum and then to the newly opened building across the street. It has an extensive collection of carriages from the past three centuries. We spent a couple of hours in both buildings. The carriages and their... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

The Car Museum was created in 1904. With a growing collection it was necessary to construct a new building that was inaugurated in 2015. This building - minimalist - makes a happy contrast to the magnificent baroque cars (70). The collection of cars is superb, beginning with the car of Filipe II that dates from 1619. The Museum's unlikely windows... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Unless, of course, you're crazy about fancy dancy coaches pulling pampered toffs around, amid 18th century squalor. I'm pretty sure our tour only stopped here because there was a convenient place to park the bus. Other than that, there was no reason to visit this dimly-lit, poorly signed, haphazardly curated museum. A skip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see museum over two sights. You have the older building with wonderful coaches , paintings then you have the new purpose built building across the square. If you go as we did to the old building first you are amazed by everything but it does not give you an idea of what awaits in the new... More 

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