On May 20th, the National Coach Museum, one of the most visited museums in the country, opens at 10 am and will remain open until midnight. Displaying a unique collection of the world of gala coaches and carriages from the 17th to the 19th century, mostly from the crown estate or private property of the Portuguese Royal House.
Among the pieces is the "Coche dos Oceanos", one of the coaches of the embassy sent to Pope Clement XI in 1716 by Portuguese King João V.
The reopening on this exact date is not a coincidence. On May 20th it is celebrated the European Night of Museums, created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, which will fill the Portuguese museums with special activities throughout the night.