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Cristo Rei

Cristo Rei © Bernt Rostad
Cristo Rei © Bernt Rostad

The Christ the King statue is a Catholic monument and shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chris overlooking the city of Lisbon in the central part of Portugal. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, after the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon visited that monument.

Like the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio, the Cristo Rei spreads his massive arms as if to embrace all of Lisbon. Situated on the bank of the Tejo River opposite the city, the statue is over 328 feet (100m) tall, and provides amazing panoramic views of the city from the top, which you can reach by elevator.

Address: Alto do Pragal, Av. Cristo Rei, 2800-058 Almada, Portugal

Website: http://www.cristorei.pt