Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Portugal  /  Alentejo  /  Setubal District  /  Almada  /  Sightseeing  /  Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei

Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Almada

(4.5/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Almada itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Almada

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Setubal District by other users

7 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Porto, Vagos & Alentejo BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ITALY April, kids, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Setubal District BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Alentejo BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ITALY April, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Portinho da Arrabida & Lisbon BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Suitable for people who have time to ride the bus because of the pier came quite long distances do not look very far. But the bus is won but hurt? Around the place as it is. If you want to find out what recommend bus direct zone surrounds the pier will be so. The audience can see from below, free of charge, but if they rise to the top monument to lose value, I'm watching view, it changes the atmosphere, but it did not wow the wamak.
    View original
  • For Catholics and not just a place to visit-it is a monument with shops, interest of religious believers criz, but that too is a wonderful place to take panoramic photos of Lisbon, and the April 25 bridge, if you come visit our capital city be sure to go to the Christ the King which is unparalleled in the city of Rio de Janeiro
    View original
  • Loved the place, best view of Lisbon from above. Worth the trip. I took the ferry from Cais Do Sodre across the Tage to Cacilhas, then turned left right after exiting the ferry, and walked along the r...  more »
Google
  • 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