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Monumento a Cristo Rei

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Monumento a Cristo Rei features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Lisbon City Guide5-day Lisbon City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Breathtaking view over the city
  • One of the city's great landmarks

Time required: 40 minutes

Phone: +351 21 272 1270

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Summer, weekdays: 9:30pm - 6:30pm
Summer, weekends: 9:30pm - 7pm
Winter: 9:30pm - 6:15pm


Ticket type Charge
General: 4 €

Public transport:

  • Bus nr 101: Cristo Rei stop

Address: Alto do Pragal, 2800-058 Almada

Things you need to know:

  • Christ the King monument was erected in 1959 to thank god that Portugal had escaped involment in WWII
  • The Chirst figure was inspired by Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Both hold the the same open arm position
  • The monument is located on the south bank of the Tejo river, facing the city on the other bank, to symbolize Christ opening his arms to Lisbon
  • The monument is 110 m high. The 28m (92 ft) tall Christ figure stands on an 82m (270 ft) pedestal
  • An elevator takes visitors up to the top of the monument for a sweeping view of the city, the river and April 25 Bridge

What to do there:

  • Buy a ticket and take the elevator to the top of the statue
  • Admire the stunning view over Lisbon

Tips & Insights:

  • It can be very windy at the top

Monumento a Cristo Rei features in these preplanned City Guides: