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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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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.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
+351 21 361 0850
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some time to return to Belem after driving by the town on our way back to Lisbon on our tour. We were so glad we did as this coach museum was really worth the time to visit. The coaches were in good condition,...More

Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the coach collection in the new building which is very modern. Would have expected a more charming, quaint place to display these but still an amazing collection. All different eras and even the first automobile. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank maapar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just went through the portion of the museum that is housed in the former riding school building. That is certainly sufficient to give you an excellent feel for the magnificence and history of these works of art. I would have had an interest in...More

Thank portlandorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible carriages from a long time ago! It was not packed and an easy walk through. unfortunately the top level was closed for "unknown" reason.

Thank Matt N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trip Advisor suggests you need three hours for a visit here but an hour and a half is plenty. And it’s SO worth visiting this amazing collection of coaches that range in styles and grandeur. This is one of the best museums I have ever...More

Thank grammark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this popular museum although we were confused as it was based on two sites with the old building over the road. The range of coaches on display was excellent in this well laid out museum.

Thank paul19602013
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The Museo Nacional dos Coches has an extensive collection of horse-drawn carriages. Many of them are Portuguese but some are from other European countries. The building is quite modern, although there is an older auxiliary building across the street. There are also displays of clothing...More

Thank SeanOden
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Based on the “About” description, this listing pertains to the older and smaller of the two coach museums that lay across an intersection from each other in Belém. There is a separate listing for the “National Coche Museum” which pertains to the new and much...More

1  Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. I believe this is a world-class museum that houses a vast collection of carriages over the centuries. There are electronic viewing aids and full explanations in English. You can spend as little, or as much,...More

1  Thank dskid
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The new Museu Nacional dos Coches is GREAT. Compared with the previous space (beautiful but small) this is an huge improvement as you can now really see in detail all the carriages, from the 3 amazing cars that were part of a (Portuguese) famous show...More

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3 July 2018|
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Response from Ian H | Reviewed this property |
Depends upon how interested you are in old coaches! You could do it in an hour easily, just walking through and looking at the exhibits
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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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