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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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Address: Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
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+351 21 361 0850
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Thank Bruno M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Coaches Museum is my favorite Belem museum. The intricate details (carvings, decorations) are very elaborate and simply gorgeous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My knowledge about traditional coaches was somehow limited to the appearance of Queen Elizabeth on TV. But approaching the beauty of these jewels was a true surprise for me. Good for young and less young people. The museum is not too big but the surface is enough for a good overview. I admire the renovation work and I can't imagine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool museum, hard to believe this coaches are so old and in such incredible shape. Very worthwhile visiting and quite close to the famous Patisserie Belem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are two locations for this museum. The first is right in front of the train stop at Belem station. The other is one block around the corner on Belem's Main Street. Both contain coaches from horse drawn coach days, going bac 500 years. We enjoyed the old fire fighting coaches and equipment.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unique museum has more than 50 amzing coaches on display, from around 1600 to 1950. They are pompous, beautiful, grotesque and much more, and they should tell an amazing story. But The one thing missing is information. Surely there must be many stories to tell the visitor and much we could learn, but most just have a 5 line... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Few nice exhibits. Upstairs some portraits were replaced with laminated prints. Not a very good experience

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