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“More coaches than you can shake a stick at”

Museu Nacional dos Coches
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Belem
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the museum features coaches and carriages dating back to the seventeenth century.
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Definitely interesting especially if you've never see a coach or carriage up close and personal. For those with a technical bent (like my husband), you'll find the construction details fascinating (like carriages resting entirely on heavy duty leather straps). For the non technical people (like me), it got a bit redundant by the second room/hall but still interesting with coaches/carriages (some rare) spanning the XVIII to XIX centuries including related artifacts. The piece de resistance is halfway through the musuem - the amazingly restored Crown Carriage used in the state visit of her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II in 2007 (gold gilded, red velvet, grandiose sculptures - what more would you want in a carriage!). The building itself also has some beautiful artwork throughout.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Right next to the 15 tram stop in Belem and a good place to start your Belem visit. It has a large collection of the finest coaches and carriages in a museum that is not intimidating in size. Even though the gilding and condition of some are deteriorating it is still possible to be impressed by the grandeur and flamboyancy of the craft. The interior is rather somber and the top floor was not open when we visited.

Thank MartinBDevon
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

The coach museum features some beautiful and some gaudy coaches built by Portuguese, Spanish and Italian designers. There are about 20 coaches in the main room, with another room containing conveyances used to carry a couple of people by servants, and enclosed "cabins" drawn by horses. The sculpting and detail on some coaches is amazing. The upper room was closed unfortunately, but is said to contain costumes, blankets and other items. Photography, with flash, is allowed.

Thank Walt A
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

The coach museum has a large collection of coaches dating from the times of kings... they are beautiful and well preserved. A must see to appreciate the value of them.

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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Beautiful collection of coaches and carriages. They have the oldest coach in the world; it belonged to King Filipe II of Spain. There are also the coaches of Portuguese embassy to the Pope, in the XVII century, they're magnificent and opulent. The place is superb.

Thank AugustoFolque
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