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Estrela Basilica, Lisbon

(4.3/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Nice, nice building close to the terminus of tram 28 district is pretty, with a botanical garden in front and close a pretty cemetery as the father lachaize, which offers a lovely view of the bridge 25 April.
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  • I wasn't expecting it to be so beautiful and with an atmosphere so relaxing, not had a frantic rush of tourists and could visit comfortable, I love the tomb of Queen Mary I, this was something! Many details to see inside and heartily recommend to go up to the terrace.
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  • Lots of statues, and murals inside. Calm, quiet place to visit and sit for a few minutes in the coolness.  more »
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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