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Museu Nacional dos Coches

Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
+351 21 361 0850
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Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the museum features coaches and carriages dating back to the seventeenth century.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coach museum” (35 reviews)
“royal coaches” (19 reviews)
“riding school” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem 1300-044, Portugal
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+351 21 361 0850
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing for real i loved to see this museum . Next year i will bring all my family here . You can see alot of differents cars

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating. What a great collection and unique museum. Charting the evolution of coach travel and all the beauty of the royal coaches too. Right opposite Belem station, so glad we stopped to see this.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museu Nacional dos Coches actually has two buildings (in which you need to buy tickets for both). I highly recommend buying the joint ticket. The first building we entered was the original riding school, with a stunning interior and a collection of very old...More

1  Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really outstanding, both its contents and the building itself. Once you visit it, you will understand why it´s so popular among locals and tourists, in spite of being a theme museum, focused in historical carriages, what might not be appealing for everybody....More

2  Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We felt a little disappointed because the museum looked like unfinished. Need more information about the coach. Seems like you enter in a garage of coach with anything else. Also, the building itself don't match with the museum theme. The coaches were great, but is...More

Thank Bruna S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is in the area called Belem- not a far walk from other area attractions like Pasteles de Belem and Jeronimos Monastery. The coaches or horse-drawn carriages are indeed ornate and beautiful but they seemed to run together for me. The bombeiros' (firemen's) carriages and...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

What a great museum. The coaches are antique and quite beautiful. Definitely worth a visit! Buy a combo ticket to also see the old museum across the street.

Thank frequenttraveler051
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Apparently there is a big museum of carriages, but it was closed when I visited Belem, so this review is only for the old museum of coaches, housed at the former royal stables. The coaches are interesting in themselves, but they are badly lit, and...More

Thank Olympia B
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The museum has an enormous quantity of carriages from all times. It includes Portuguese carriages and foreign ones as well. All of them incredible well preserved. If you look history it's definitely a must seen while in Belen-Lisbon. Sunday's mornings are free.

Thank LizaTrips
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

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 carriages in their golden splendor and great condition is awesome...More

Thank Kai-Surfrider
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prviral
27 March 2017|
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Response from Ed_and_Ann | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is an audio guide but the English information in front of each coach was well done.
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bdwy_babe
17 March 2015|
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Response from 316Sharon8867 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there's plenty of public transport to Belem. You can't get there by metro but by bus or tram. We were staying in the Alfama district and were able to get a bus directly from Santa Apolonia station which took about 20... More
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