Located just west of Bairro Alto in the centre of Lisbon, Lapa Estrela offers a small town feel in the big city. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, the area is a showcase for the luxury side of the country and provides a quiet refuge for those who prefer the calmer side of city exploring. The area provides a wide array of breathtaking gardens and stunning architecture, well worth a visit for anyone who appreciates the beauty of a destination. This haven is full of art galleries and you will not get far without seeing the more cultural and artistic side of Lisbon. The area is easily accessible by the number 28 tram, which is the first stop on the tourist routes and travels through the more picturesque parts of town. Lisbon also has an outstanding metro system with the closest metro stop to the area being Rato. Lapa Estrella contains the Basilica da Estrela which is one of the most beautiful churches in Lisbon. Designed by Mateus Vicente de Oliveira and Reinaldo Manuel dos Santos, the church is a mixture of late Baroque and Neoclassical styles. The Estrela gardens provide a relaxing atmosphere to unwind and people watch. For those travelling with children there is the Museu da Marioneta (museum of puppetry). The museum set in an ancient convent, was founded in 1987 and provides the city’s only cultural space dedicated to the art of puppetry. The museum provides an opportunity for children to play with puppets and get stuck in with the art of puppet mastery. Lapa Estrela provides a diverse range of dining options, whatever you desire Lapa Estrela has you covered. From fusion cuisine in luxury restaurants such as Restaurante Lapa at the Olissipo Lapa Palace to cheap drinks in Nine Eleven there will always be somewhere to quench your thirst or settle your appetite. Couple this array of dining options with Lapa Estrella´s beautiful scenery and you will find the destination provides something for everybody.