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Latitude: 38.7222524 Longitude: -9.139336599999979

Rua Sao Jorge 6 (Estrela)

1250-235 Lisbon

The cemetery and church are behind the Estrela Garden, in the centre of Lisbon, approximately a 10-15 minute walk uphill from the Rato metro station. The heritage tram routes 25E and 28E also have stops at the Basilica da Estrela / Jardim da Estrela, not far from the church. If you take a taxi, ask for the "English Cemetery" (Cemiterio Inglês). The church is entered through a gate at Rua Sao Jorge 6, north of the Estrela Garden. Buses 720, 709 and 738 stop at the entrance in Rua Sao Jorge.
Latitude: 38.7133152 Longitude: -9.393655800000033

Avenida Bombeiros Voluntarios 59

Estoril

2765-202 Estoril

The church is a short uphill walk (5-10 minutes) from the Estoril train station. It is situated next door to the Fire Station (Bombeiros) and behind the Sana Estoril Hotel. Several of the bus routes operated by Scotturb transport have stops in the streets close to the church, in particular routes 406, 413, 419 and 423.

St George’s Church

St Paul’s Church

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The entrance to the cemetery and St George’s Church in Rua São Jorge
For any journey not involving a taxi, it is recommended that you arm yourself with maps, leave plenty of time and, if possible, do some prior research using Google street view. If you need help, most young people speak some English.

Arriving at the Santa Apolónia cruise terminal?

St George’s is your nearest church. By far the easiest way to get to St George’s from Santa Apolónia is to take a taxi. depending on traffic the journey should be no more than 20 minutes and fares in Lisbon are reasonable compared to other Western European capitals. Ask for the "English Cemetery" (Cemiterio Inglês) near the “Estrela Garden” (Jardim da Estrela). However, there’s a metro station at Santa Apolónia. Take the Linha Gaivota to Marquês de Pombal and then change to the Linha Girassol (southerly direction). Get get off at the terminal, which is Rato. From there you can either walk or take a bus to the church (see paragraph (1) below for further information about walking from Rato to St George’s). CLICK HERE for information about the Lisbon metro. There are two possibilities for making the journey by bus. (1) Take bus 706 from the cruise terminal and get off at Rato. Then change to bus 713, 738 or 720 going in a westerly direction. Get off at the Jardim Estrela stop outside the gate to the church (see photograph above). Alternatively you could choose to walk (10-15 minutes) from Rato up Avenida Alvares Cabral to the small roundabout, take the first exit, and the gate to the church is about 250 metres up on the right. (2) Take bus 728 to Alcântara and change to bus 738 which takes you to the church. The stop for the 738 is at the bottom of Avenida Infante Santo, at street level heading up, just below where the flyover ends. Tickets can be bought on the bus. For more information about Lisbon buses, routes and fares CLICK HERE.

Arriving at the Alcântara cruise terminal?

Again, St George’s is your nearest church. If you’re fit and prepared to walk, then Avenida Infante Santo links the cruise terminal with the Estrela gardens. However, it’s uphill all the way so allow at least 45-50 minutes.  A map is advisable. For instructions on how to reach Avenida Infante Santo from the cruise terminal see below. A less tiring option is to take a taxi - depending on traffic the journey should be no more than 10 minutes and fares in Lisbon are reasonable compared to other Western European capitals. Ask for the "English Cemetery" (Cemiterio Inglês) near the “Estrela Garden” (Jardim daEstrela). There’s a direct bus service from Alcântara to St George’s, which is the 738. To reach the bus stop from the cruise terminal you’ll have to cross Avenida 24 de Julho (the main dual carriageway running alongside the river). There’s a flyover across that avenue with a pedestrian walkway, accessed via metal stairs. On leaving the flyover on the other side of Avenida 24 de Julho, the bus stop is on the right. Get off at the Jardim Estrela stop, which is directly opposite the gates to St George’s (see photograph above). Tickets can be bought on the bus. For more information about Lisbon buses, routes and fares CLICK HERE.