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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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  • Great way to see the city of Lisbon rising to Christ the King. A unique experience for the grandeur of this monument is a replica of Christ the King who is in Rio de Janeiro. For those about to Vertigo and not advised. Visit with time.
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  • Beautiful place to visit and see the other side of the Tagus in Lisbon. You are enchanted with the wonderful view of the river and the city, even if Sintra castle can see from there.
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  • Went from Lisbon port to see the Cristo Rei get the orange ferry €1.45 each way then get the 101 circle bus €1.45 each way it will take you all the way to the statue then you get some great viewing th...  more »
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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