Basílica da Estrela
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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  • Eva T
    United Kingdom1,388 contributions
    Beautiful church
    This church of Sacred Heart of Jesus is opposite nice park Jardim da Estrela, entry is free. Next to it was built convent for Barefoot Carmelites by the order of the Queen. You can go up to the roof but I had bad knee so we didn't. I loved the interior, especially ceiling and colour tone of the walls. The dome in the basilica allows light to come in this church is not so dark as the others.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 20, 2023
  • David0ff82
    Liverpool, United Kingdom1,221 contributions
    Nice building
    I was in Lisbon with my partner and his sister along with her family August 2022. It was our 3rd stop off on our European cruise and we were doing a little bit of exploring and found this church. I’m not religious in the traditional sense but I do like to look at some places of worship as they’re usually architecturally nice to see. There was no fee to enter and it was nice to get out from the heat outside. There were a fair few people inside and it was nice to look around and light a candle if you wanted. A nice building to visit.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Toryu
    Reading, United Kingdom358 contributions
    After years of going past it, to finally go in...
    That's right. For years on end, I've gone past this well known landmarks to Lisbon inhabitants, but never went in. A bit of a mistake that I fortunately got to amend. You enter and, while not bearing the full presence of a cathedral, the building does not disappoint, showcasing its own personality in the form of multiple altars to local saints (including Lisbon's patron saint, St. Anthony) and colourful stonework, all with the normal quiet of such a building. If you're looking for some further experience, there are budget friendly tickets available to go atop the roof and even go into the building's dome (take care to not go on Sundays as the dome should be inaccessible due to Sunday mass). From here, you have a bit of a view of the surrounding neighborhood, while also being fairly close to the airport's South flight corridor. Just take care not to be up there when the full bell toll takes place (for example, Sunday at 11:50) as your ears will be at risk. To get there, consider taking the n28 tram as it finishes its course right outside the main entrance.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
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Maxine T
140 contributions
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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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,079 contributions
Nov 2021
Basilica de Estrela can be seen from far away from many vantage points in Lisbon, with its white facade end two bell towers. Taking tram 28 there from Chîado is the best way of getting there. The interior is - well - nothing much special, and a quick stop is enough.
Written November 23, 2021
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David0ff82
Liverpool, UK1,221 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I was in Lisbon with my partner and his sister along with her family August 2022. It was our 3rd stop off on our European cruise and we were doing a little bit of exploring and found this church. I’m not religious in the traditional sense but I do like to look at some places of worship as they’re usually architecturally nice to see. There was no fee to enter and it was nice to get out from the heat outside. There were a fair few people inside and it was nice to look around and light a candle if you wanted. A nice building to visit.
Written July 30, 2023
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,031 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a lovely church that is in need of a clean on it's exterior. However, inside it has a sublime altar with a large mural and white winged angels. There is a fantastic dome and a wonderful painted ceiling with mural down each side of it's aisles.
Written September 21, 2022
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Eva T
United Kingdom1,388 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This church of Sacred Heart of Jesus is opposite nice park Jardim da Estrela, entry is free. Next to it was built convent for Barefoot Carmelites by the order of the Queen. You can go up to the roof but I had bad knee so we didn't. I loved the interior, especially ceiling and colour tone of the walls. The dome in the basilica allows light to come in this church is not so dark as the others.
Written May 20, 2023
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Gabby51
London, UK122 contributions
Oct 2022
Beautiful church. Go up on the roof as the views are amazing. You can also Walk round the dome of the church. It is like the whispering Gallery in St Pauls Cathedral, London. Only 4 Euros to go up to roof, free to enter church.
Written October 14, 2022
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Natasa Stoli
Athens, Greece247 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
It's a bit far from the main attractions of Lisboa, but if you're in the area by any chance, perhaps to visit Casa Fernardo Pessoa, it's a very wonderful looking church, so feel free to walk inside and see it!
Written December 30, 2015
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Mircea M
Bucharest, Romania131 contributions
Aug 2011
You don t visit the church , but we have saw it from outside ( VERRY NICE ) , in our way to the embassy.
Written November 23, 2011
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Zeev G
Kiryat Ono, Israel16 contributions
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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Sunilkir
Mumbai, India233 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
It is always a pleasure for me to sit inside one of the large old churches in Europe and this one was no different. Although it isn't that impressive as some of the other large ones, it is still well worth a visit.
We took a cab from Chiado - it costs about 6 bucks and seemed to be the the least painful way to get there.
Written June 12, 2018
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