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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  • Thoroughly recommend taking the time to visit Cristo Rei. The views from the main pedestrianised sightseeing area are fantastic - really close up to the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge, and over the River.....  more
    Thoroughly recommend taking the time to visit Cristo Rei. The views from the main pedestrianised sightseeing area are fantastic - really close up to the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge, and over the River.....  more »
  • When I arrived in Lisbon, I hopped into a taxicab and could see the statue in the distance. This was one of the reasons why I wanted to visit the area and the cab driver took me directly to this... 
    When I arrived in Lisbon, I hopped into a taxicab and could see the statue in the distance. This was one of the reasons why I wanted to visit the area and the cab driver took me directly to this...  more »
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  • If you visit Lisbon must take ride across bridge and what you see from here will be breathtaking. Monument and view from there is best. Ticket to go up but but this is must. Best photo opportunity here.
  • A fun stop to make when visiting Lisbon. Admission is 6 euros for adults and 3 euros for children. They only take cash and there is no need to buy tickets in advance. There is a quick elevator ride which takes you near the top. You then climb two flights of stairs to reach the observation deck which has some amazing views. Upon leaving the observation deck you literally must exit through a gift shop just underneath the statue. There are at least two chapels on site.

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