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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  • This is an overlook treat when visiting the Lisboa area. It is not far from the Belem Tower (About a mile walking) and the Pasteis de Belem (About a half mile). The museum features the carriages... 
    This is an overlook treat when visiting the Lisboa area. It is not far from the Belem Tower (About a mile walking) and the Pasteis de Belem (About a half mile). The museum features the carriages...  more »
  • This is listed as one of the best sites to see in the Lisbon area. I was dubious until I entered the new museum (moved to new building from old site) and then was awed. You always see coaches in... 
    This is listed as one of the best sites to see in the Lisbon area. I was dubious until I entered the new museum (moved to new building from old site) and then was awed. You always see coaches in...  more »
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  • Extraordinary. Each carriage is a mind blowing piece of art. Very well preserved exhibits, displayed in large halls with ability to go around almost all carriages to see plenty of details. Photos don’t do justice - the real life scale and attention to details is something you need to experience for yourself. Information for each carriage displayed in English and Portuguese. Easy to access and move around. It took us about 2 hours to enjoy the museum. Ticket counter offers various discounts. Only thing to bear in mind - gift shop closes at 5.30pm and even being a few minutes late, they did not let us in.
  • When I landed in Lisbon I didn’t know there was a national coach museum. I heard positive feedbacks about it so I decided to go. Very nice exposition, I really enjoyed. I would have loved to learn more about ‘why’ there is such a big museum in Lisbon related to coaches but the exposition itself is very interesting. It takes less than 1 hour to visit .

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