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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 church was beautiful and there is a large and lovely park just opposite it. The towers of the church seem to be visible from all over Lisbon but the area itself (despite having the 28 tram route g...  more »
  • Beautiful church in somewhat peripheral to the Centre, but easily accessible by public transport. Located in front of a city park which is also worth seeing.
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  • Descending from the legendary tram 28 to plaza Luis Camoes, famous and great man, after enjoying an authentic coffee do brasil au brasileiro go up rua Loreto, Calcada do Combro etc through Praca da Republica, Assembly with the guards in military step will exchange the position constant intervals, place to linger for some pictures and to rest in the park or at the kiosk and finally Calcada de la Estrella and arrive at the Basilica on the left the Church is very tall and beautiful, you can, for a fee, climbing the stairs to climb above the terrace and admire both outside the city on 360° both enter, through a door, on a balcony inside the base of the dome and admire from this height exceeding 20 meters the entire interior of the basilica, a unique show Descending and crossing the road you enter in the gardens; very many species of plants treated with some very nice, small lakes and other attractions, so after a long hike a great place to unwind, stroll peacefully, admiring nature, animals and parrots and other species of birds, and drink or eat something there is a bar inside the Park.
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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