Friday, 14 August 2015

The new Museu Nacional dos Coches

On May 23, 1905 the “Royal Coach Museum” open in Lisbon by initiative of Queen Amélia of Orleans and Bragança, Princess of France, who married King Carlos I of Portugal.

The world’s first coach museum occupied the antique Royal Riding School, specifically adapted to receive a unique collection of coaches, berlins, carriages, calashes, phaetons, litters and sedan chairs, splendidly decorated, from the 17, 18 and 19th century.

On May 23, 2015 the collection moved to a brand new building by the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, a new reason to visit this extraordinary collection.

Information:

Open: Tuesday to Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm
Last visit: 5.15 pm (New Building) | 5.30 pm (Royal Riding School)
Closed: Mondays, January 1, May 1, Easter Sunday, December 24 and 25
Free: first Sunday of the month

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