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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  • A basilica to visit. The exterior façade is very beautiful, the Interior is quite dark and the stained glass Windows are not exceptional. On the other hand, behind the burial of Kings, there is a giant crib.
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  • We have to do something to get there. An old tram will pass by, but after 40 minutes of waiting for the tremor and experienced that the full tram did not stop, it was going to run. And that's a big climb. But it's worth it! The basilica is already particularly visible. For a fee of 3 euros you come to the roof. From there you have a very nice view of Lisbon. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Up close you can see and hear the bells, all in all an experience and absolutely advisable!
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  • Beautiful church dating back to 1790s built on instructions by queen Maria of Portugal. It must be one of the most ornate churches in Lisbon. However, it still managers to maintain a serene and spiritual atmosphere about it.
  • Great views from the top - 4 euros to access the rooftop as well as the inside of the dome - not for anyone who suffers from vertigo, and the stair case is claustrophobic. The basilica itself is wonderfully ornate.
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