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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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  • This place is amazing! You can take amazing photos from above, and even at the bottom. For those really claustrophobic people, there are small stairs leading up after the elevator. It's fine when no people are coming down, but when they do its very squished. They also have a nice souvenir shop at the top.
  • If you are into photography PLEASE don't miss this spot. It is easy as taking a ferry to arrive th this beautiful place. From here you can have another point of view from Lisbon as well as a very good close up to the 25 of April Bridge.
  • Beautiful views of Lisbon. Quite easy to get there. Take the metro to Cais do Sodré (end of the green line). Follow the signs to the ferry terminal. Take it to Cacilhas (there's a boat every 20 minutes or so). Finally take Bus 101 (every 30 minutes) from the bus station just next to the Cacilhas ferry terminal for €1.45 each way (Just look for the crowd of tourists). The buses there don't accept the metro day passes so have some coins ready but the driver will give you change. It was free to take pictures from the bottom viewpoint which was more than adequate for us. So wonderful up there.
  • Replica of christ the redeemer statue in Brazil, although on a smaller scale. Not easily accessible from the main Lisbon attractions with the usual public transport systems. You will have to take a ferry. Can get busy. Inaugurated in 1959, it is 3rd largest pilgrimage site in the Iberian peninsula. You have the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Paz inside.
  • View is ok, rest is too touristy​... Also not open during evening, sunset. The toilets are good but the taps are 5 cm from the sink.

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