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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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National Coach Museum Reviews
Il museo delle carrozze di divide in due capannoni diversi .uno molto caratteristico e affascinante,l'altro moderno meno caratteristico pur sempre emozionante. Il primo locale molto bello ,caratterist... more »The Museum of carriages of two different halls one very quaint and charming, the more modern less characteristic still exciting. The first room very nice, quaint definitely with some models of carriages unique in its kind. The other local and certainly less distinctive, modern even if templates contained within it are up to the 1st. some models are truly unique in its kind
Het museum bestaat uit 2 delen. Dit had men ons echter aan de kassa niet gemeld. Gelukkig hebben we dit zelf opgemerkt. Er staan zeer veel mooie oude koetsen in nog zeer goede staat. Vooral in het oud... more »The museum consists of 2 parts. However, this one had us at the box office not reported. Fortunately, we have noticed this yourself. There are very many beautiful old carriages still in very good condition. Especially in the older building, they come out.
Музей очень интересный, здесь ваставлены не только кареты царствовавших особ, но и множество пожарных колесниц и технических средств пожаротушения аж до паровой техники. Кареты необычайно красивы, но ... more »The Museum is very interesting, here is vastavleny not only coaches reigning royalty, but also many fire chariots and technical means of fire until steam technology. Coaches are extraordinarily beautiful, but I was struck by the different technical rashenija for crews at the time. Suspension, with adjustable to passengers not shaking on the roads of those eras, wheel swivel mechanisms, torsion bars, how to make coach safety etc. all this openly-displayed, to avoid razgljadyvaj. In another Hall fire crews as they survived, just amazing and very interesting. Sliding, folding ladders, hand and steam pumps, barrels and buckets to extinguish. Shorter sorry don't have to. The District of Belém is very beautiful. Here concentrated very big part of Lisbon attractions.
Royal Rides 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 seventy various coaches, carriages, chaises, Berlins, litters and sedan-chairs that it houses. Spanning over the course of three centuries and made in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and Austria, the collection starts with the simplistic traveling coach of Philip II of Spain that required six horses to pull it. The more elaborate vehicles required a team of eight horses. Don’t miss the sumptuous collection of Baroque coaches made in Rome for the Portuguese ambassador to the Vatican of the time. Vehicle interiors were made of velvet, gold and leather with open designs that allowed the passengers to “be seen” by the public. Some of the outer designs featured life-like statues. The museum also showcases clothing, harnesses, French horns and other items. Overall: This unusual museum is a delightful surprise and worth the visit.
This is a great option of museum to visit in Lisbon. It presents coaches from different periods of the imperial time in Portugal and is recently situated in a new and modern installation, with great organization and infrastructure. This gives more highlights to each piece in exposition and also helps the conservation and maintenance efforts in the venue.
If you have an interest in this type of thing, you will enjoy it. The collection of coaches is vast enough to fill two buildings and they are displayed artfully, organized appropriately by style, purpose and century built. Each coach is labeled with its historical significance. There is even a small collection of children's coaches, that were pulled by ponies, goats or donkeys.
If you bought Lisbon card it's free to enter. Amazing display in the museum. Spacious, organise, toilets massive, detailed visual description, videos are clear. Just outside of Belem train station. A must see at Belem area.
Beautiful selection of the coaches from 17th century to 20th. The 2 buildings together are just the right size for a museum. Some museums tend to be too big. For me the best size is 1,5 hours per museum. Then I get all the info and won't get tired.
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