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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
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

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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If you have lisbon card and in belem, definitely worth seeing, interesting collection of old coaches

I enjoyed seeing the coaches. It would have been nice if there was bit more context in english on the coaches and their historic usage. The coaches themselves were quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

. Background: As part of the itinerary in a half-day Lisbon Classic city tour by Gray Line Portugal, our tour guide brought our group of seven to the Coach Museum. Opened last May 2015 as an expansion of the older museum, the new facility offers more exhibit space and other amenities such as a restaurant and a gift shop. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed seeing the coaches. It would have been nice if there was bit more context in english on the coaches and their historic usage. The coaches themselves were quite impressive.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the Coach museum you have a chance to see up close the intricacies of 16th and 17th century royal carriages. Spectacular!! Unlike this picture, it has now moved to a new building which is very new and modern - quite a contrast to the carriages.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, I wan't sure what to expect when visiting the National Carriage Museum in Belem, Lisbon, Portugal. My whole family was blown away and it now ranks as one of the top things we did on your recent trip. After the crowded narrow streets of Lisbon, it was a relief to get away to Belem and enjoy the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The amount of detailed artwork that was incorporated into these old carriages will certainly impress any visitor. For someone with an engineers eye it is an added treat as you see how the "craftsmen" of the day dealt with suspension system and functionality. An amazing collection that is well worth the modest sum for the museum.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Well worth the admission price and very interesting to see such a unique museum. We had a guided tour which definitely enhanced our visit and we learned a lot of history behind many of the coaches, but I think even on our own, we would have found the museum very historically interesting and worthwhile. I wish we would have had... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

If you want a different way of getting to grips with a version of 16th -19th century Portuguese history, a visit here is a must. The busy, new museum has a huge selection of valuable coaches from that period and guides are available to help interpret them for you, if necessary. Pop into the old museum afterwards. And look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The staff were amazing with a particular gentleman providing a massive amount of information on request. The facility itself is very modern and well designed, and whereas some may see the building as boring or lacking in character, the whole point is displaying the coaches in the best possible light, and that it does. I was simply in awe of... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Museu Nacional dos Coches has one of the largest collections of carriages, almost one hundred, I think, from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries. Very interesting and well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I visited Lisbon in October 2015 and one particular day the weather wasn't so good, so I got a taxi to the Coach Museums. There is two in all one in an older building the other in a more modern one. I found them both quite enchanting, especially with the amount of Royal Coaches there was. The environment is nice... More 

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