Museu Nacional dos Coches: a magical visit for all ages

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Museu Nacional dos Coches: a magical visit for all ages

Come discover one of the largest collections of carriages in the world.

Located, since its inception, on the banks of the Tagus in a former armoury of the Royal Palace of Belém, this is one of the oldest museums in the city. It was inaugurated in 1905 by Queen Amélie of Orléans, wife of King Charles I, who wanted a place to keep the horse-drawn carriages and coaches of the Portuguese royal family. The building is a treasure trove, with gorgeous paintings and azulejos on the walls, and an exquisite indoor arena where horses were trained, and equestrian shows were held. Picture yourself driving one of these magnificent vehicles (coaches, sedans, cars, trucks, litters, sedan chairs), dating from the 17th century until the advent of the automobile. Part of the museum was relocated to Belém and housed in an ultramodern building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

Museu Nacional dos Coches
Avenida da Índia 136
1300-004 Lisboa

+351 21 073 2319

Picadeiro Real
Praça Afonso de Albuquerque
1300-004 Lisboa

+351 21 361 0850

https://museudoscoches.gov.pt/en/