Across from Estrela Basilica is this delightful neighborhood park, one of the loveliest in the city and a favorite with families.
There are exotic plants and trees, a small duck-dotted lake, various sculptures, a children's playground, and an attractive wrought-iron gazebo that serves as an old-fashioned bandstand.
The pond-side café is a good place for a break.
Beyond the park is the English Cemetery, founded in 1717 and originally shared with the Dutch community. Novelist Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones, died during a visit to Lisbon and is buried here. If you're curious, ring a bell to be let in.
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Where: Largo da Estrela
How: Trams 25 or 28
Basilica da Estrela -
Pretty domed basilica.
São Bento Palace - The country's Neoclassical parliament.
Marionette Museum - Lovely collection of puppets from around the world.
Ancient Art Museum - Fascinating Oriental and European art.
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