Basilica da Estrela, Lisbon

4.3
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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  • Mail right before "Jardim da Estrela" stands this impressive basilica. Its interior of coloured marble offers a very interesting visit, while the imposing dome near the altar illuminates much of the Interior. We also visited the top of the terrace (fee €5) from where you can see both the Interior of the Church that the surrounding places, nice overall, but like many others in Portugal.
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  • Beautiful interior decoration, very striking, different coloured marbles and stones used to decorate floors and walls. Impressive dome. Recommended.  more »
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  • There are no words to describe the feeling on entering the Basilica. The paintings, ceiling, altar, statues, chapel...everything just draws you in and you are at peace. Mass at 12 noon was an amazing experience. The singer has a beautiful voice and the organs lift your spirits to the heavens (and no, we can't speak Portuguese). Loved our visit!
  • Basílica da Estrela located a top of the hill. From its rooftop opens an amazing view of the city. At the bottom of the basilica spreads the nice garden.
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