National Coach Museum, Belem

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Featuring a fine collection of historical coaches and carriages, National Coach Museum ranks among the most visited museums of the city. Located in a former horse training and exhibit venue from 1787, the museum holds vehicles as old as four centuries, one of which was used by King Philip II of Portugal. See the extravagant Baroque coach used by King John V in 1715, and browse numerous other models made in Italy, Portugal, France, Spain, Austria, and England. You can also view cavalry accessories, ceremonial weapons, costumes, coach engravings, and equestrian game memorabilia. See National Coach Museum and all Belem has to offer by arranging your trip with our Belem trip maker site .
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  • Impressed by the size of carriages of all kinds. . sumptuous... A real nice visit out of time in a museum development futuristic sleek very that gives pride to the carriages. . Pretty quick visit 8 euros per person price family 2 adults 2 children closed Monday as many monuments in Lisbon
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  • Interesting, pretty Stagecoach in a nice frame with Coachmen in period costumes to see absolutely
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  • We went to Belem to discover a unique collection of coaches used by Kings, queens (and few for regular persons) and used in different occasions. It’s a must see place in Lisbon.  more »
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  • This is a must go if you want to see the evolution of carriages over the centuries. Really awesome audio visual introductions using projectors. Not as big as we expected. Most value for money if you have a student card.
  • Loved the place! Small, but nice and interesting! The collections were elaborated with informations. It won't kill much time to explore, so its worth visiting if you have short time in hand.The museum is only free on Sunday for residents up to 2:00pm. Otherwise you have to pay 8€ to enter the museum.( Not sure if the price is same for tourists)
  • I'm not a big fan of history but that changed after visiting this museum. Personally, I found astounding the detail put in those coaches. Also, you can see the evolution in what was considered the norm in coach design. There's also some funny coaches but the ones that belonged to the court are something to respect. It's a nice visit where you'll learn not only about coaches but some costumes and to whom they belonged
  • The museum is located in two buildings, the old one is quite small and the new one is huge, so make sure you visit the new one at least. Coaches are truly great, real masterpieces. Little kids can be disappointed, not much to do for them there, but for adults it's different, great exhibition indeed.
  • Coach museum is worth to see. Very old Coach and latest as well. Portuguese know how to tell about their history. Very well explained in front of every coach and in front of some coaches with modren screen to explain. I like the place and it’s one stop before Jeronimos church on 15E tram and 728 bus. Better to use 15e small tram it’s kind of fun.
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