National Coach Museum
Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, Lisbon, Portugal
21 361 0850
National Coach Museum Lisbon Reviews
Quite interesting and colourful, worth the price! Nov 02, 2014
I have to say this was quite good actually, my only other reference being the Royal Mews adjoining Buckingham Palace (the only other coach display I've visited). Plus, there's free wifi! And it being a Sunday was free!
The museum is housed in the old Horse Riding Arena and has one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world. There's a whole bunch of information about it given on the Wiki page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coach_Museum. The Wiki page also has a list of some of its rarest carriages which I couldn't spot (or don't remember!).
To be fair, if you're not into this sort of thing, all coaches start to look the same! Plus it was hard getting good photos as people kept walking past, and due to the (poor) light, the photos I did take were blurry. Also, for some reason my flash started having problems (when trying to close it) so I was a bit worried (false alarm, everything turned out ok later).
There are two rooms, one that housed other forms of carriages and a top floor with paintings and other exhibits which provided a great spot for me to take pictures of the ground floor (with the carriages).
You wouldn't need more than 45 minutes in here. The crowds, the dim lights and the monotony soon catch up!
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