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Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Almada
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See the monument and shrine Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, a large cement statue of Christ built to express gratitude for protection during World War II. Completed in 1969, the statue stands 110 m (360 ft) on an isolated clifftop overlooking Lisbon, 133 m (436 ft) above sea level. The top section of the monument is a 28 m (92 ft) representation of Christ. From the base, you can view a panorama of the city, with the Tagus River and an enormous bridge over it. Check out the library, chapel, and a collection of relics inside the monument. Work out when and for how long to visit Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei and other Almada attractions using our handy Almada itinerary builder.
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  • It is worth climbing up to above to see Lisbon from the top and you realize the magnitude of the Christ the King. I see a little over price of the elevator, take enough advantage. But hey, once above forgotten you and only you can enjoy the magnificent views, incredible Lisbon! The entire environment of the sanctuary very nice and care, I certainly encourage to bring, a must-see in Lisbon.
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  • Must visit! The trip itself is already very friendly (crossing by ferry) but once on site... the view is breathtaking! As well at the feet of the monument as above! Count €5 to take the elevator and go to the Summit with an incomparable view over the bridge and Lisbon. There is also a small gift shop up there. At this time of year there is no crowd, less than 5 min waiting.
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  • From Cais de Sodré near Commerce square you take the ferry perCacilhas, (Lisbon Card invalid) Cost2, 90euro round trip. From there the 101 bus costs 2 euros return takes you to Cristo Rei in ca. 10 min. Entry into a large park with many olive trees and other qualities of plants, there in front of the imposing great Cristo Rei. Paying other 5euros climbs with the elevator for several metres and from there in front of you a fabulous view. It is a destination not to be missed definitely worth it!
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  • It's very spiritual. Upon arriving there was wonderful flute music playing. The down stairs chapel is lovely. There is another chapel on the upper levels. The views are breathtaking. The wind blowing is refreshing. A must see.
  • The Cristo-Rei is a large statue of Jesus Christ, which is located in the city of Almada in Lisbon in front of a hill beyond the river Tagus. The statue, similar to that of Rio de Janeiro, was built during the period when there was António de Oliveira Salazar. The base was designed by the architect António Lino, and is 75 meters high, above it is the 28 meters high statue made by Francisco Franco de Sousa. The splendid view over Lisbon. Just over the bridge 25 aplile soi can admire the city from the ocean to the new bridge built for the EXPO
  • A must see if you are in Lisbon. Thr actual site is free to enter, which you can get excellent views of Lisbon and the Cristo Rei statue. Be warned - this is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site, so dress accordingly and be respectful. The actual structure contains two chapels. It costs €5 per person to take the elevator. As well, if you have trouble with tight corners and small stairwells, this might not be something for your itinerary.
  • Christ is taking care of the city of Lisbon from this catholic monument as they say... It is one of the signs which states that Portugal was not part of World War 2. Views from the top of this monument is magnificent and shows the whole Lisbon. As this tower is outside Lisbon and placed in Almada, I would suggest this as the best place to take a view of Lisbon and click picks. The lift (with 5 euro ticket) is fast and picks you on the top within 5 mins.
  • Wonderful views to Lisbon, just a shame the lift wasn't working, so we couldn't go right to the top