The National Carriage Museum of Belém
The National Carriage Museum of Belém Reviews
Perfect addition to seeing all the lavish palaces of Portugal Sep 14, 2010
The carriage museum is located in the eastern wing of the Palacio de Belém and has the best carriage collection in Europe. The carriages come from Portugal, Italy, France, Austria and Spain and cover three centuries. The carriages from the 17th century are modest, they have a construction of wood and red leather. Through the years the carriages get more and more extravagant with red velvet and gold.
The last carriage of the collection is the open carriage in which king Carlos I and his son Luis sat when they were killed by republicans in 1908. The bullet holes are still visible in the door.
I loved walking around this museum, it’s a perfect addition to seeing all the lavish palaces of Portugal. The museum isn’t big, having a good look at the carriage will take 30 to 45 minutes.
Part of the Portugal 2010 travel blog
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