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Estrela Basilica, Lisbon
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Admire the fusion of Neoclassical and Baroque styles at Estrela Basilica, one of the capital city's most recognizable churches and symbols. Finished in 1790 on the orders of Queen Maria, the church features an intricate facade with statues, carvings, and two tall bell towers. Explore the richly decorated interior, noting the different colors of marble used in the architecture. You'll find the tomb of Queen Maria laid out in the right-hand hallway. Be sure to continue past the tomb to get a glimpse of the extensive nativity scene, consisting of more than 500 individual terra cotta pieces. Make your way to the top of the basilica dome for a view over the capital. Put Estrela Basilica into our Lisbon trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lisbon.
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  • The Star will certainly be one of the most important temples of Christian worship of Portugal. Temple of great dimensions and importance, located within the city of Lisbon.
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  • Lisbon has a strong vocation for tourism of churches and is in addition to being one of the most beautiful, tb has a lot to do with Brazil. The wood came from there. TB has a crib made in time with many details.
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  • Beautiful church to visit with amazing architecture. The number 25 or 28 trams will take you from the City Centre and both stop outside the church. 
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  • Cool church in traditional Portuguese style but not worth coming out here for by itself. The garden across the street is nice though and 28 tram does stop here.
  • Absolutely beautiful, with lovely music being piped inside the church. Tip: the cork and terra cotta nativity scene is behind Queen Maria's tomb on the right side of the church.
  • Excelente monumento, bons acabamentos.
  • It has a great architecture and the interior is well maintained with great details. Music plays and it brings a pleasant atmosphere.
  • Real nice place to visit for only 5 euro. Well worth it