Must-see attractions in Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

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    Basílica da Estrela

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    The curvaceous, sugar-white dome and twin belfries of Basílica da Estrela are visible from afar. The echoing interior is awash with pink-and-black marble,…

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    Museu da Marioneta

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Discover your inner child at the surprisingly enchanting Museu da Marioneta, a veritable Geppetto’s workshop housed in the 17th-century Convento das…

  • Casa Fernando Pessoa

    Casa Fernando Pessoa

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Immerse yourself in the life and work of Portuguese modernist founder and author Fernando Pessoa as you wander through his old apartment, browse through…

  • Palácio da Assembleia da República

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    The columned, temple-like Palácio da Assembleia da República (Palácio de São Bento) is where Portugal’s parliament, the Assembleia da República, makes its…

  • Casa Museu de Amália Rodrigues

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    A pilgrimage site for fado fans, this is where the Rainha do Fado (Queen of Fado) Amália Rodrigues (1920-99) lived; note the calçada portuguesa …

  • Jardim da Estrela

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Seeking green respite? Opposite the Basílica da Estrela, this 1852 green space is perfect for a stroll, with paths weaving past pine, monkey-puzzle and…

  • Jardim do Príncipe Real

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Shaded by a giant cedar tree, this is a relaxing shady plaza with an al fresco cafe for watching the world go slowly by. The surrounding district is…

  • Praça da Alegria

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Swooping palms and banyan trees shade tranquil Praça da Alegria, which is actually more round than square. Look out for the bronze bust of 19th-century…

  • Praça das Flores

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    One of Lisbon's loveliest squares, Praça das Flores is a leafy gem surrounded by some of Príncipe Real's trendiest hot spots.

  • Lavadouro das Francesinhas

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Most folks walk right past one of Lisbon's only surviving public laundromats – there's no sign other than 'CML' inscripted across the doorframe – and this…

  • Jardim Botânico

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    Nurtured by green-fingered students, the Jardim Botânico is a quiet, 1500-species pocket of lushness fresh off a €500,000 renovation that mostly improved…

  • Cemitério dos Ingleses

    Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

    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…