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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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Extraordinary Collection of both Impressive Size & Quality

Don't miss these exhibits! ...both the new (bigger) building across the street from the charming (old palace) building! Simply Stunning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss these exhibits! ...both the new (bigger) building across the street from the charming (old palace) building! Simply Stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss these musuems, both of them. Get the combo ticket, they are just accross the street from each other. Wonderful collection. Think of them as pieces of art, a lost art actually and craftsmanship that simply doesnt exist today. Honestly my favorite place in Lisbon, a must see!

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum on the advice of a friend. It houses the traveling coaches of Portugal elite starting in the early 1600's.The museum is in 2 locations across the street from each other. (New museum is behind the auditorium building.) All done, I spent about 2 hours in this lovely museum. There is a book ($8.00) in the gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum but very intersting. Some of the coaches are fantastic with extraordinary woodden gilt sculptures. There is also the one used by Queen Elizabeth when she visited Lisbon in 1957.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is free if you visit on the first Sunday of the month. There are two of these museum in Belem, both walking distance from each other. One is the new one near the bridge just opposite Belem train station and another one is on the way to Jeronimos monastery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual museu in two locations. The original location has a few coaches along with early emergency response vehicles. The new modern location nearby has many coaches of all sizes and purposes. The evolution of the design of coaches is evident. The technology employed to soften the ride was pretty creative for the time period. This is definitely a speciality museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fascinated to see how much history can be linked and tied to tools of transportation. Museu Nacional dos Coches is a welcomed break from the norm. It is not a museum in the traditional sense of the word. I would not hesitate to visit the museum again. You can learn some interesting facts about the Portugal of old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one very unusual museum with a vast and rich collection of carriages that seem out of a dream...some go as far back as the XVI century; don't miss this place. And don't forget to visit BOTH buildings...

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

As a Portuguese born and raised in Lisbon I felt ashamed by the lack of professionalism on Museu dos Coches, both the new and the old one. 1. The staff have no uniform ou any type of brief on how to talk with visitors 2. To see all coches you need to pay for both buildings (how stupid can this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

This is housed in two buildings very close to each other. One building is old and the other very new. Both contain similar carriages. Interesting to see the history and types.

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