Basilica da Estrela, Lisbon

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Admire the fusion of Neoclassical and Baroque styles at Basilica da Estrela, 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. Plan to see Basilica da Estrela and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lisbon trip planner .
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  • I've been in the Basilica for a quick visit and didn't get a chance to stay long, but I can assure you that the floor of the entry is beautiful and the energy of the Basilica is wonderful!!!
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  • This magnificent Church, decorated rich located some away from the city center, and because of that you can see it almost without any annoying tourist crowds. Take time to consider the building of angles and aspects, so that only look like this gives you a clear understanding of the idea of the Guide. Don't forget to enter-Strawberry this church is not very well known, there were some decorative masterpieces, you don't want to Miss
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  • This Catholic Basilica, also known as Real Basilica and Convent of the Holy Heart of Jesus, impressed by the grandeur and beauty. The marble exterior, with countless artistic details, boasts several images of Saints, a majestic dome and two towers. Internally, marble, also displays some paintings and has two major organs. This Basilica was formerly a convent of Carmelite nuns.
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  • Beautifully constructed church with attention to details and fine carvings.👌 Stopped by this area in the evening after a long days work and it was a pleasant view all along. The whole place is dotted with historic monuments and museums. Worth a visit as it will take a whole day to cover all the place. Well preserved and well maintained surroundings with artistic landscaping. Grateful to my friend Antonio to have shown me these magnificient monuments!👍
  • Such a beautiful church located very close to Bairro Alto. We walked there but decided to take the street car back after all the hills. The church itself is beautiful and we were able to catch the end of Sunday mass and light a candle. One tip to keep in mind is there in no bathroom there but one across the street in the park but bring your own toilet paper.
  • I am not a big fan of the baroque, but this church was truly fantastic. Both the marble work and painting stood out. You can also pay 3€ to climb to the terrace. The views were not spectacular, but it was still fun.
  • Nice church and view from top of the city is awesome. Cost euro 4 to get on the top. Inside church is free.
  • A jewel. Fantastic location. Don't miss the roof panorama!
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