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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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  • Although the trip might not seem fast if there is a place in Lisbon to do is that there the view of the city is beautiful
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  • beautiful monument, stunning views of the city of Lisbon and the river Tiago. Inside there is a small shop where you can buy souvenirs of various kinds. Nice as well the little park at the foot of the statue with many plants of olioi. c and the tall cross brought from the monastery of Fatima. We climb to the foot of the statue with a lift.
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  • Above has a wonderful view, you can see all the beautiful Lisbon Coast washed by the Tagus River that flows under the bridge 25 de April, with the bridge in the background are beautiful and like the beloved also who likes to post on Facebook, lol there at the top of Christ the King, has a chapel with beautiful paintings on the walls , there is also a shop where you can buy beautiful memories. Best of all, no doubt, is linda experience in Portugal. Recommend to visit in the summer.
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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