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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
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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Eugene, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Setubal, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're into historical destinations and art this is definetly a must see place. It's got a variety of chariots, from the simple ones to the fancier and more elaborate design ones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Earlier this year I visited this museum with some friends, after an already long day of walking through Lisbon. It is a spacious and organized display of coaches (and related apparel) from different times in History and we did have some fun, making stuff up, taking pictures and so on. However, if you have little time to spend at the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The new coach museum, across the street from the old building, exceeded our expectations. While I've seen coaches all over the world, including the fine examples in Moscow and St Petersburg, the Lisbon museum brings together centuries of coaches all on one floor so you can see the changes throughout the years as technology improved, or as different countries developed... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great historical sunday spent in Museu dos Coches. On every 1st sundays of each month it has free entry. It is a great idea.

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