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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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  • When a queen of Portugal realized that cars were replacing horse drawn carriages she decided to protect these fantasy modes of a bygone era. Some people may be bored here but the sheer amount of carri...  more »
  • Went in free on the 1st Sunday of the month. Thought it seemed a rather odd idea for a museum but was prepared to be convinced- very unimpressed! The coaches we did see were pretty shabby, there was a...  more »
  • the new building for this museum is impressive from the outside and the museum content is also amazing with coaches so pimped you will not believe it.  more »
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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.