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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 Basilica is popular with locals and tourist alike and can be very busy in summertime. The popular Tram 28 passes in front of it. On a cold evening in Feb however it was almost empty, quiet and pea...  more »
  • A good place to get nice views of the city. The church itself is also pretty interesting. The church is free to enter. You may choose to pay to see the roof. From the roof, you may also view the churc...  more »
  • Located in the center of Lisbo, this basilica is one of the most beautifull churches in Lisbon, and it deserves to take some time to visit. 
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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