Basílica da Estrela

Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon

Basílica da Estrela
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8:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 8:00 PM
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium10,959 contributions
Closed
Jan 2021 • Solo
Probably because of the new covid-19 restrictions, but the church was closed when I passed by here... otherwise looks pretty impressive from the outside... there's a nice green park in front
Written January 26, 2021
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Nice church
Dec 2019
Basílica da Estrela is a nice church, outside of the main touristy circuit path in Lisboa. It's quite big, neobarrocan style.
Written August 30, 2020
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Malgorzata
9,684 contributions
One of the most beautiful churches in Lisbon
Sep 2019
It looks fantastic outside, but it makes a really big impression when you enter it. Basilica da Estrela is one of the most beautiful and impressive churches in Lisbon. It is huge with very impressive baroque and neoclassical architecture. The church has a giant dome, the bells of the two bell towers ring in a charming way, and paintings by Pompeu Botoni and Pedro Alexandrino emphasize the baroque elements of the interior. A bit out of the way from the center, but is a must-see in Lisbon. It is also a stop for tram 28 which is also a must when visiting the city. Opposite is the most beautiful garden in Lisbon, my favorite.
Written August 6, 2020
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Maxine T
140 contributions
Well worth a visit. Beautiful basilica
Feb 2020 • Couples
In 1789 this basilica was consecrated, it was the first church in the world to be dedicated to the heart of Jesus.
It took a decade to complete. The room behind the tomb of the founder houses a magnificent nativity scene.
A wonderful place to sit, reflect and be mindful.
Written March 2, 2020
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howiet1971
Swindon, UK1,412 contributions
Beautiful and can visit dome
Feb 2020
Beautiful church but it's quite a walk with not that many tourist attractions around it (though there is a lovely park opposite). You can go on the roof and visit the dome (thought this was closed due to a mass when I visited.)
Written February 28, 2020
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thetravelorganizer
Tega Cay, SC462 contributions
Time your visit so you can view the terra cotta and cork nativity -- we didn't :-(
Feb 2020
We visited on a Sunday morning between masses (an English language mass is offered at 10:00am). Recorded religious music was playing, adding to the ethereal qualities of the ornate sanctuary. One of the highlights here is a 500 figure terra cotta and cork nativity diorama in the Presepio, open 10-11:30am (Tuesday-Friday) and 3-5pm (every day except Wednesday). Admission to the church is free; admission to the Presepio is 2 euros. Tip: Bring a pocket flashlight to highlight details in the nativity.
Written February 22, 2020
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Zeev G
Kiryat Ono, Israel14 contributions
Impressive building
Dec 2019
Estrela Basilica is recommended to visit as typical church at LIsbon center.
Preferably using E28 tram
Written December 30, 2019
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Zuevy
Moscow1,316 contributions
Rather unusual
Nov 2019
The Basilica is not like its" colleagues " in Lisbon. It has two towers topped with domes. At the time of our visit there was a service, so acquaintance with the interior was very brief, so as not to disturb anyone. But with a separate entrance it is possible to climb to the roof. This part of the Cathedral itself is very interesting, besides it offers excellent views of the city.
Written November 15, 2019
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium791 contributions
Impressive building especially from the outer side.
Nov 2019
We went in and were surprised that it wasn't bigger. Still worth a visit to admire the construction and the religious artwork.
Written November 12, 2019
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craig0saur
Port Orchard, WA28 contributions
Take take the stairs
Oct 2019 • Couples
If your able pay the 3-4 euros and climb the 104 steps up to the roof of this church. The views are nice and seeing the upper parts of the church, up close is a neat experience. The best part is you get to walk around the catwalk on the upper part of the dome. This unique view is breathtaking and seldomly offered in the great churches of Europe.
Written October 26, 2019
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