Porsche: a Deluxe Retrospective at Museu do Caramulo

Porsche at Caramulo
Par JoÁ£o GALVÁƑO Il y a 6 ans
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You got until October 27 to see the best historical selection on this iconic German brand. 70 years of Porsche, to see at Caramulo.


Inaugurated on June 23, this is the largest Porsche exhibition ever in our country, at Museu do Caramulo, the best and only car museum in Portugal.

The show’s called "Porsche: 70 years of innovation" and celebrates the 70th anniversary of Stuttgart's unmissable brand.

This story tale is told through a careful brand models alignment, unparalleled in Portugal, displaying rare examples never seen live by most of us. At Caramulo are to be seen machines of high historical, and sporting, value such as the Porsche 365 Carrera 2, the Porsche Carrera 6 (906), the Porsche 911 2.7 RS, the Porsche 930 "Slant Nose", the Porsche 928 Spyder, the Porsche 935 "Almera" or even a very rare Porsche 550 Spyder of 1957, which has never been on Portuguese soil until now.

But it's not just these action movie props that you can see at Museu do Caramulo; the brand retrospective show is consolidated with other machines less 'star', that throughout the label seven decades shaped its history and its almost mystical aura. You can enjoy the front and center engine models and even some agricultural tractors, covering the various brand technical aspects. Me, on a Porsche tractor, I would even climb away Avenida da Liberdade, if traffic police let it be.

Caramulo is a region for the brave and audacious, near city of Viseu, just 3 hours drive from Lisbon, always by highway. Museu do Caramulo has more than 60 years of life and besides the automobile collection, for which it is most visited, it also has art collections, motorcycles, bicycles and old toys.

If cars are your first reason to visit Museu do Caramulo, then match your trip with the 28th edition of Rampa do Caramulo, one of the most emblematic events of the national automobile calendar, which will be held on July 14 and 15.

The event is integrated in the Portuguese Mountain Championship and has the seal of the Portuguese Federation of Automobilism and Karting. The landscape of Serra do Caramulo is one of the best scenarios to attend speed racing cars, challenged by the especially rugged terrain.

If seeing crazy speed cars up the hill is not your cup of tea, then go whenever you want, minding that on the way there is beautiful Coimbra, which is tempting enough to extend your tour and stay there one more afternoon and night, at one of the many charming hotels or historical inns.


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Images provided by the Caramulo Museum.