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Estrela Basilica

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Address: Praca da Estrela, Lisbon 1200-667, Portugal
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08:45 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:45 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Hidden Gem on Tram 28

My wife and I visited the basilica on a weekday in early April. The basilica is nice on the inside but the real attraction is the roof-top views. We paid €3/$3.17 per person to... read more

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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The basilica was close to our hotel and we didn’t visit it on previous journeys to Lisbon. We were pleasantly surprised by its beautiful giant dome and twin bell towers. But, the best part was climbing the stairs to enjoy the spectacular view from its roof. It is worth the effort and the entrance fee.

1 Thank Borzov
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the basilica on a weekday in early April. The basilica is nice on the inside but the real attraction is the roof-top views. We paid €3/$3.17 per person to climb the circular stairs to the roof. It was nice to walk around the roof and view the city from above. Our Lisbon guide book (Fodor's... More 

Thank drjandthemissus
Lohja, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of statues, and murals inside. Calm, quiet place to visit and sit for a few minutes in the coolness.

Thank Vikingbymarriage
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to see the Basilica, so we took the Tram #25 from Praça do Comércio. This ride alone, is worth the trip. Once you get there, you will not spend a lot of time. You can pay a fee and go onto the terrace. We just went in and admired the beautiful altars inside. After that, you can stroll... More 

Thank Camundongo
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church is located opposite a garden which is worth visiting. The church has nice architecture on the outside and is nice on the inside.

Thank JustLoveToFly
London, United Kingdom
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731 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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Reviewed 7 March 2017

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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Reviewed 24 February 2017

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

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