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Estrela Basilica

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Address: Praca da Estrela, Lisbon 1200-667, Portugal
08:45 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:45 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Nice church

Portuguese architecture, absolutely beautiful, with lovely music being piped inside the church. The cork and terra cotta nativity scene is behind Queen Maria's tomb on the right... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portuguese architecture, absolutely beautiful, with lovely music being piped inside the church. The cork and terra cotta nativity scene is behind Queen Maria's tomb on the right side of the church. It is a little bit out of the beaten path.

Thank thor2705
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice architectural basilica and not far at all ad there's a trolley stop . definitely have a look around inside and out.

Thank Daphnenero
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love the elegant, understatedness of this basilica. The muted colors or the stone, and the beautifully selected statuary and art are more appealing to my senses than the overly ostentatious cathedrals - though I can appreciate the historical and religious significance of them. One of my favs after Sainte Chapelle (never will be bumped from number one) and the... More 

Thank Gay C
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This basilica is one of the most beautiful ones in the city however it's a little out of the main part of the city located near the Sao Bento area which is a great area to visit also.

Thank TheCanadianNavigator
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This late 18th Century Basilica is really spectacular. Built and decorated with marble interwoven with colors of pale gray, yellow and pink, the interior is warm and inviting. I wouldn't describe this Basilica as Opulent, but it certainly is grand. Find your way to the entryway seemingly hidden behind a wall on the right side of the Nave and you'll... More 

Thank Niki M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Beautiful basilica near the garden "de Estrela" which is elegant and very well finished. If you have the desire and the possibility, there are some steps to climb (230 I think) to reach the terrace and enjoy another beautiful view of Lisbon.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We arrived rather late in the morning and instead of going in to see the church, we paid the 4 Euros to climb to the roof. The roof had very panoramic views of the city and it was fun to climb the steep stairs. Sadly, when we came down the church was closed. There is an access point from the... More 

Thank DavidTAC
Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Inside is great and free to view but you must also pay the 4 euro fee to climb up the narrow winding staircase (over 100 steps - enough to get dizzy) so that you can see the view of the church from the ring inside the basilica above. You can also venture out onto the huge roof for 360 degree... More 

Thank Derek W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The basilica is a little off the main tourist roads and therefore not too crowded. Inside you can see nice wall and ceiling paintings. Outside the basilica is ornamented in picturesque white. From top of the hill behind the basilica you have a nice view on its towers. The Park next to the basilica is also very nice. Take a... More 

Thank Josephine J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Some people say that if you have seen one Yan you have seen them all. Not true. Every church has its on feel and looks.mthese are timeless pieces of history. The church is no different. It is beautiful. So rich with history.mthe light coming through the windows near the roof and shing on the interior is stunning. A must visit.

Thank Lynn N

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