Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Almada

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. With our world travel planner, Lisbon attractions like Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The views from this place are amazing. Well worth a visit. I must say however being charged €6 to go up 2 floors in the lift is an absolute rip off. Some people in our party were not able bodied and g...  more »
  • 6 euros is the fee to go up the statue but the views are spectacular. If you decide not to do this there are great views of the bridge and surroundings but it's worth the fee. The others reviewers are...  more »
  • If it's not the best is one of the best places to see Lisbon's magnificent that should not miss. .. is a very beautiful shrine
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  • Beautiful place with the best view on the city, bridge and other side of Lisbon. Price for visiting a statue of Jesus is only 5 € and you can stay there as long as you want. You should visit this place if you will be around!
  • Had such an amazing experience at the Sanctuary. The surrounding is so peaceful and clean. There are breathtaking views of the Lisbon city from the base as well as the top of the monument. There is a snack bar in the complex which serves good food and drinks and comes in handy when hunger kicks in.
  • The Sanctuary of Christ the King or Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei in Portuguese, with its amazing views, is a sanctuary and religious monument representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It's a beautiful place, with breathtaking views of the city of Lisbon and the Tagus River. The monument measures 110 meters high in total, the statue of Chirst with open arms spaning 28 meters and facing the city of Lisbon is 28 meters tall. To get a better side-on view of the statue of Chirst I've included here photos I took while in Belém, at the Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos in Portugese) along the waters edge of the bank of the Tagus.
  • A wonderful location where you will find Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco meeting in one place. Christo Rei and Golden bridge looks so amazing
  • Amazing views. Very clean place. A good visit even if you are not religious.

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Check into one of Lisbon's grand city center hotels to position yourself well to explore the central historical districts on foot. To avoid the potentially high prices of some of the Old Town's central upscale hotels, try staying in a hostel instead. While some hostels have an upper age limit for their guests, they're affordable and oftentimes offer access to attractions on par with or better than bigger hotels. In the upper town, opt for one of the family-run bed and breakfasts, which provide affordable rooms and, as the name would suggest, include a meal as well.
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