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Basilica da Estrela

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Praca da Estrela 12, Lisbon 1200-667, Portugal
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All reviews beautiful church nativity scene sacred heart impressive dome dona maria church inside bell tower scared of heights second half jaw dropping spiral stairs worth a visit small fee worth the effort tram stop free entry hop on hop
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Visited as our tram 28 stopped here. A beautiful church but the real surprise was the €4 visit to the Terrace, which turned out to the be the roof and high up inside the dome. Lots of steps and probably not good for small children...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jane3456
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

A lovely, baroque church with excellent shrines. The first church dedicated to the Sacred Heart, it is not to be missed. Its dark interior is intricately decorated.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gulielmus4
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful interior decoration, very striking, different coloured marbles and stones used to decorate floors and walls. Impressive dome. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The 15E tram brings you to the doorstep, so no excuses. This is a very lovely basilica. Yes, huge, but importantly, it's gracious, gentle and lovingly executed. I sat in silence for a long time, relishing this oasis away from the madding crowd. The upstairs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 627pw2015
Reviewed 1 October 2018

It is a very nice baroque church on the other side of the road when you come from the Jardim da Estrela park.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A huge monument with a queen buried over there. I think it's an amazing place to stop by if you're near but I wouldn't go on purpose over there

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Yet another large and beautifully decorated Lisbon church! Grand on the outside, the interior of the church is even more impressive with its high ceilings, exquisite ceilings, beautiful decorations and towering dome. The church is free and there is a €4 charge to climb to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 28 August 2018

In the crowded streets of Lisbon it's nice to escape for a while and enter this place with its calm and beautiful atmosphere. Nice views from the rooftop, and a beautiful park across the street.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank gibsonwushu
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I hopped off my tour bus to accompany my friend visit this Basílica. I was so impressed! I didn't think I'd like (given the fact that I had see sooii many churches/Basílicas/Temples/Sanctuaries and more during my visit to Portugal, but I was left speechless by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jonaissy
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Architecture of most of the places in Lisbon is jaw dropping. Basilica is no exception to the rule, immerse yourself in history with a tour recommended for all

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark B
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