National Coach Museum
It has a unique collection of coaches, with fine 18th century specimens exuberantly decorated with paintings and gilded carving.
Lisbon's National Coach Museum features one of the most prominent horse-drawn carriage collections in the world. Extremely surprising and worthwhile.
Coaches Museum The world's largest collection of magnificent royal coaches. housed in the royal riding arena and was established in 1905 by Queen Amélia. The royal riding arena was an extension of the Belém Palace which is now the president’s official residence. The collection consists of…
Most stunning and unique museum displaying the Portuguese royal coach collection in amazing contemporary purpose built museum, which optimises the display and viewing of the collection. Make sure you also visit the separate building (a 5 minute walk away) which first used to house the collection…
“This place, is one of the biggest reasons some people come to Portugal. Just to try and taste the custard tart ”
“O Palácio Nacional da Ajuda , a national monument since 1910, is not only the former royal dwelling and decorative arts museum, it is also the seat of other Portuguese institutions linked to culture and stage of protocol ceremonies.”
Place of Worship
“The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is the magnificent monastery, which was funded by the 16th century spice trade. Originally, the plans for the monastery were modest, but with an almost unlimited budget and 50 years of construction, the final result is the most extravagant religious building in Portugal. Within the dual-level cloisters intricate stone carvings adorn every surface, while the western portal exemplifies the whimsical Manueline design styles and sculpture. Insider tip: There can be very long queues to enter the monastery, but the adjoining church is as decorative, and is without the queues or entrance fee. Tourist information: Cloister €10 – Church Free”