The Coach of the Oceans (C) is pictured in the National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) in Lisbon, Portugal on July 7, 2023. (Photo by Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Museu Nacional dos Coches

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Cinderella wannabes delight in Portugal's most visited museum, which dazzles with its world-class collection of 70 17th- to 19th-century coaches in an ultramodern (and some might say inappropriately contrasting) space that debuted in 2015. Don't miss Pope Clement XI’s stunning ride, the scarlet-and-gold Coach of the Oceans, or the old royal riding school, Antigo Picadeiro Real, across the street.

The easily missable upper level hosts temporary contemporary-art exhibitions.

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