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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
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If you've ever wondered where the ideas for Cinderella's coach and other children's stories came from then visit this museum. What an amazing collection of coaches from the 1600's and up. It's a wonderful glimpse into the past. The majority of the coaches reflect the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank saltykat10
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were at the end of a 2 week visit to Portugal, seeing the country with a friend as guide. By the last Sunday, we were getting tired of touring but I saw in Rick Steves' guidebook that this museum had 3 stars. It was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ILiketoTravel55
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is in a modern huge building, and contains a large assortment of carriages dating from the 1600 to 1900. They are spread out in two huge rooms, with information that is easy to read in both Portuguese and English. Definitely recommend spending an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank docoffee
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Even if you aren’t into coaches, this museum is worth visiting. Each of the roughly 70 coaches is well described, and the scale models in the room in the center make it easy to see how the suspension systems were designed and how they evolved.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Arjun K
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Lovely museum full of old coaches and related things: models, travel accessories, uniform etc. Very informative, but not overwhelming. The new building is spacious and well-organized. The old one was closed during my visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

This is a museum you must visit. The old luxurious Royal transport system. The carriages are beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SENTHOOR
Reviewed May 7, 2019

In the 21century ,the transport that turns our heads are the mercedes and super cars of the rich and famous,How ever if you wish to see what was turning heads ,centuries ago this is the exhibition for you ,from single horse carriages to 6 horse...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

If your going to Belem, you may enjoy this sight even more than the Belem Tower or Jerónimos monastery - and not only because the lineups will be far less, especially when it opens at 10am. It has the largest collection of 18th and 19th...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank trav4Him
Reviewed April 2, 2019

I bet not many people would think of visiting a museum of coaches! Neither did I. My wife said we should take a look and as per usual she was 100% correct. Great collection of royal, ceremonial and everyday coaches over 350 or so years,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank stuartjary
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

There are two buildings housing the Royal coaches. The older building is beside the spunk presidential palace while the larger newer building across the street house a larger more ornate collection dating back 400 years. Both buildings are interesting and you can get a combined...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Achaya_I
July 3, 2018|
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Response from ianhK5218FD | Reviewed this property |
Depends upon how interested you are in old coaches! You could do it in an hour easily, just walking through and looking at the exhibits
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prviral
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Ed_and_Ann | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is an audio guide but the English information in front of each coach was well done.
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Sharon H
March 16, 2015|
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Response from 316Sharon8867 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there's plenty of public transport to Belem. You can't get there by metro but by bus or tram. We were staying in the Alfama district and were able to get a bus directly from Santa Apolonia station which took about 20... More
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