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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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  • The minute one sees it, it reminds immediately of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. It is massive and there are beautiful views of Ponte Vasco da Gama. Not a must, but if you have the time - then...  more »
  • After looking over the Tagus river at this for four days we took a taxi over the bridge and took the elevator to the top. It's breathtaking views are worth the effort.  more »
  • to visit this monument which can be seen from almost every point of the city we need to take the green line of the metro up to Cais do Sodre (the last station) and from there the ferry ; with the Lisb...  more »
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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