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, Almada 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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  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • 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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