The royal coach museum of Portugal, coaches of Kings, Queens, Popes, and many other notables

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In May of 1905 the “Royal Coach Museum” was inaugurated in Lisbon by Queen Amélia of Orleans and Bragança, Princess of France, daughter of the Count of Paris, who married King Carlos I of Portugal in 1886.The location chosen to accommodate the world’s first coach museum was in the antique hall of the Royal Riding School modified specifically by the Court’s architect in collaboration with painters to achieve an almost perfect harmony between the location and the exhibition of State Vehicles. The museum’s collection grew due to the arrival of coaches and berlins from the extinct Royal House, and vehicles from the Church’s estate. Simply astonishing collection, (I've only selected about half to show the vast variety) all available online to look at in much more detail, with information about each vehicle.