The Car Museum has a richly decorated collection of cars, sedans, cars, buggies, phaeton, coupes, litigants and portantines of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
The National Carriage Museum was inaugurated on May 23, 1905 in the ancient stables of the Palace of Belém. Its existence is due to Queen Dona Amélia de Orleães and Bragança, wife of King Dom Carlos I, who wanted to preserve the important patrimony of cars belonging to the Royal House.
It has a collection that is unique in the world, with vehicles from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including carriages, sedans, litters and cars, all richly decorated. After 110 years since the opening of the Museum, most of the collection has been transferred to a new building constructed on a healthy basis, designed by Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha.
Opened on May 23, 2015, the new building is one more reason to visit this extraordinary heritage.