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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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  • Very disappointed that when we decided to make the trip on the Tuesday they had decided to take another day off. We weren't the only disappointed travellers. Opening times should be better publicised.
  • It was very beautiful, but you're going through it very quickly. You can do this quick museum in two hours, but definitely worth all two of them!
  • So interesting to see how they keep the carriage so well. I enjoyed the visit very informative
  • Who knew - a coach museum can blow you away! Very well designed space that brings history to life.
  • Definitely has to be one of the more unique museums that I have been to. An amazing collection of coaches which tells the story of this particular era in transportation right down to the uniforms that the staff would have worn. Some of the collection is amazingly functional while other parts is so beautiful.

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