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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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Basilica da Estrela or Basilica do Sagrado Coração de Jesus ( ..of the sacret heart of Jesus )

This Basilica, last earthly home of the Portuguese Queen Mary I and her Confessor is a remarkable testimony of the late Baroque and Neo-Classical Style located in the quite Lisbon... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Central Portugal, Portugal
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Estrela Basilica can be seen from most of the city due to its massive size with its two tall bell towers and large dome. The interior is vast, mostly Baroque, with extensive use of attractive coloured marbles.

Thank Nomadman411978
Central Portugal, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica, last earthly home of the Portuguese Queen Mary I and her Confessor is a remarkable testimony of the late Baroque and Neo-Classical Style located in the quite Lisbon District called Estrela. Went there in the middle of the Month ( March ) by cab/taxi , starting from Cais de Sodré ( Train station ) and paid in the... More 

Thank carlos3005emlisboa
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit on a trip to Lisbon, the cathedral is incredibly beautiful, wonder around and then pay a small donation to head up onto the roof for a jaw dropping view of the city. Not scared of heights? Carry on and walk inside the dome, the only place I've come across were you can see such a key historical building... More 

Thank Nicola O
Lisbon, Portugal
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369 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church was beautiful and there is a large and lovely park just opposite it. The towers of the church seem to be visible from all over Lisbon but the area itself (despite having the 28 tram route go through it) feels slightly off the beaten track, which is perfect if you want to get away from the tourist crowds.

Thank AlexSwallow
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only a beautiful church to view form within but from the top as well! Climb the tower and get a to walk on the church's roof and visit the rotunda from above.

Thank flaviostahl
London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Basilica is popular with locals and tourist alike and can be very busy in summertime. The popular Tram 28 passes in front of it. On a cold evening in Feb however it was almost empty, quiet and peaceful. Visitors were mostly worshippers. It's a stunning building inside and out. There's a shop and information centre to the right as... More 

Thank Gakeitse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A good place to get nice views of the city. The church itself is also pretty interesting. The church is free to enter. You may choose to pay to see the roof. From the roof, you may also view the church dome which is an interesting perspective

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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Located in the center of Lisbo, this basilica is one of the most beautifull churches in Lisbon, and it deserves to take some time to visit.

Thank Nuno O
Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Pay the 4 euros to head up to the top of the Basílica. It's worth every penny. On a clear day, the views are fantastic. You'll be treated to walking the entire roof of the building and be close enough to go deaf when the bell tolls! It's wide open, easy to walk around, and the best part....you get to... More 

Thank Mark T
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Only 112 steps separate you from a great view. Lisbon looks like an amazing postcard and you are inside it.

Thank Tata_Queen

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