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. 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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  • If staying in Lisbon take the effort to take the ferry over to Almada (The other side of the river) and combine this attraction with the nearby Ship of the Line. Once at the top a bird's eye view of.....  more »
  • From the park you can have a great view of Lisbon cross Tagus River, the 25 de Abril Bridge. But it's worthy to pay the ticket and go up to the viewpoint platform, where you will have a magnificent...  more »
  • One of the sightseeing points of interest with an amazing view on Lisbon. Be prepared for a great climb though, through the steep streets. It is advisable to take public transport for the most part, but it still requires you to walk a few streets.
  • Very beautiful scenery it feels like we are in San Francisco and Rio at the same time. Great place to take pictures. You can go up the Christ but it is not free
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