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Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Almada

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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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  • If you want to have a view of Lisbon from the south you must cross the river and climb to the top of the Crist monument. The best hours are when the sun is in the south, taht is a couple of hours befo...  read more »
  • Impressive and high Fantastic nice view over the skyline of Lisbon on the bridge ponte 25 abril. One of the MUST DO things in Lisbon
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  • Wonderful views of Lisbon, here you have a 360° view of the Portuguese capital, just a shame the lift wasn't working, so we couldn't go right to the top. 
  • We took ferry from Cais do Sodre to Cacilhas, then 101 bus to there. This 92 ft. tall figure of Christ, mounted on a 269 ft. pedestal. You can see the statue from various viewpoints in the City. It is fun to take the ferry, got different experience and view point. From the top of the pedestal, you can get fine view of the City and Ponte 25 de Abril. We went on a weekend, many sailboat out for enjoyment, and we had a great view.
  • Christi Rei is a Catholic monument and shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ overlooking the city of Lisbon in the central part of Portugal. It was inspired by Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) after the Cardinal Patriach of Lisbon visited that monument. This giant statue was erected to express gratitude because Portuguese were spared the effects of a World. War II.
  • Great view of the city and the river of Lisbon. You have to get the bus 101 from the harbour (1€), it stops right in front of the entrance. You have then to walk appr. 5' to get to the statue. Already you are given a spectacular view from the garden, but if you choose to go high up than you have to pay 4€. The view is breathtaking and there is also a souvenir shop.
  • Breathtaking view from the top of the monument! I do recommend going up, it is not expensive and the view is much improved and it is 360, compared to the view from just the top of the hill. The statue itself s not that big, relatively to what it seems from afar and from the pictures. The elevator system and the access to the viewing platform is well organised , so not a long queue and a quick way up. The area around the monument could be a bit cleaner and improved. But other than that it is a MUST SEE. Great experience.
  • View is amazing. 4 euros to the top. The whole thing is super kitsch but when you have statues so big it happens quite often
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