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Museu Nacional dos Coches

Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
+351 21 361 0850
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Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the museum features coaches and carriages dating back to the seventeenth century.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coach museum” (36 reviews)
“royal coaches” (21 reviews)
“unique museum” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
+351 21 361 0850
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum displays at least 40 horse drawn coaches dating from about the 17th to the 19th centuries. Definitely worth a few hours. Interesting to see how the technology changed over time expecially shock absorbers. Was not aware that the Portugese were the primary coach...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting Museum , filled with many ceremonial Royal coaches and other means of transport. Some extremely old of around 500 years and the workmanship is excellent. The other hall is devoted to the Lisbon Fire Brigade and is also interesting. My only complaint was...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This museum is one of its kind in the world. The only museum solely devoted to the showcasing of coaches, they have coaches from as far as 16th century. From that time period to the point in contemporary history when coaches were still in use,...More

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I love reading historical novels and when I saw that Lisbon had a museum featuring coaches, I just had to go. While my husband sat in the park across the way, I meandered around the museum and looked at every single coach. There were many...More

Thank Eggplayer
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I must say I was expecting to see some old coaches meaning posh buses. I didn’t - these are old coaches pulled by horses. Still, it was a very interesting hour looking at these. I was fascinated by the amount of detail on the carvings...More

Thank Gold H
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This museum featuring numerous ornate coaches from multiple centuries is well worth a visit. Nicely displayed with room to view from all sides, plan to spend an hour if you are merely curious or more if you like.

Thank Beth L
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Go to the old museum first-- only 2 Euros more, and you get to see the beautiful old building itself (a former royal riding school, as I understand it). Highly decorated interior, with some really nice coaches. Then head over to the relatively sterile new...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you have a fascination with history and transportation, this museum is a must. Cinderella’s coach could not come close to these Royal rides. Inaugurated originally in 1905, the museum moved to its spacious new building in 2015 to make room for the more than...More

Thank Hitheroadwithlila
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great place that takes you to a journey back in time. Make sure to visit the old museum and the new one. They are close to each other. For free if you have Lisboa card if not you can buy a ticket for 10 euro....More

Thank Raducu L
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Well its pretty awesome, but don’t go expecting a high tech experience. Walking down corridors of some extremely nice coaches, however could be so much more!how about a virtual 3-D experience of a simulation coach ride? Experience for five minutes what it might have been...More

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prviral
27 March 2017|
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Response from Ed_and_Ann | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is an audio guide but the English information in front of each coach was well done.
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bdwy_babe
16 March 2015|
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Response from 316Sharon8867 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there's plenty of public transport to Belem. You can't get there by metro but by bus or tram. We were staying in the Alfama district and were able to get a bus directly from Santa Apolonia station which took about 20... More
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