Dark sights in Lisbon
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The curvaceous, sugar-white dome and twin belfries of Basílica da Estrela are visible from afar. The neoclassical beauty was completed in 1790 by order of Dona Maria I (whose tomb is here) in gratitude for a male heir. The echoing interior is awash with pink and black marble, which creates a kaleidoscopic effect when you gaze up into the cupola. Climb the dome for far-reaching views over Lisbon.
Overgrown with cypress trees, the Cemitério dos Ingleses was founded in 1717. Expats at rest here include Henry Fielding (author of Tom Jones ), who died during a fruitless visit to Lisbon to improve his health in 1754. At the far corner are the remains of Lisbon’s old Jewish cemetery.