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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. Use our Belem travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to National Coach Museum and other attractions in Belem.
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  • The carriage museum is a very unique museum that is located in the District of Belem, not far from the Jeronimos Monastery and easily accessible by tram # 15. Entry costs € 5.00, but, if you're the owner of the Lisboa Card, will be included. Inside the Museum are collected carriages used by Portugal and Spain's royalty during official celebrations, such as weddings and coronations. Next to each carriage, there is a sign, in which is explained, in English, the history of carriage, by whom it was made and in what occasion. There is, then, a second environment, where are gathered the carriages used by public and governmental authorities. For example, there are the carriages used by firefighters or the police and they are just as beautiful and fascinating as the real ones. What is outstanding about this Museum, though, it's not just cars, but also the museum itself, which seems to be a former Royal Palace, with wonderful frescoes, paintings, tapestries and objects used by Royal families who have lived. You can also climb up to the balcony, you can travel all over and have a beautiful view from the top. In short, it is a museum that takes a long time and it's never particularly crowded, but it's really very original and unique and, in my opinion, is worth a visit:)
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  • We loved this museum. There are actually 2 parts in 2 different buildings. We loved the explanations in french on the panels and the beauty of the carriages.
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  • The national coach Museum contains one of the largest and most fascinating collections of Carriages, Palanquins and paraphernalia that make this one of the mandatory visits to Lisbon.
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  • An impressive, fantastic collection of ceremonial royal coaches throughout history. They are some more modern stage coaches too. The driverless units were interesting. That's all there is.
  • Very nice!! Simply a display of old royal coaches from long ago. No spectacular multimedia fanfare.. just coaches playing and simple. The facilities are great at this location though the janitorial staff should focus more on cleaning the bathrooms than gossiping in the bathroom.
  • We absolutely loved visiting here. It was a surprisingly interesting way to learn some Portuguese history while also enjoying superb craftsmanship of really old carriages. It was a surprise find for us but really should be on everyone's itinerary when visiting the Belem part of Lisbon
  • Very nice and organised place. Carriages are awesome and huge, it change all you know about old method for transportation.
  • Very interesting, cool collection of carrieges from the past and from several countries. Worth visiting.