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Estrela Basilica, Lisbon

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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 place is beautiful, with fine ceramics worked for almost everywhere. The history of the place and the space traversed.
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  • Beautiful basilica near the garden "de Estrela" which is elegant and very well finished. If you have the desire and the possibility, there are some steps to climb (230 I think) to reach the terrace an...  read more »
  • We arrived rather late in the morning and instead of going in to see the church, we paid the 4 Euros to climb to the roof. The roof had very panoramic views of the city and it was fun to climb the ste...  read more »
  • Excelente monumento, bons acabamentos.
  • Real nice place to visit for only 5 euro. Well worth it
  • Gorgeous church. Get the 28 tram and enjoy the gardens on the opposite side of the road too
  • Try to reach for the roof, the view is amazing ;)
  • Just beautiful!
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