Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei

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Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei

Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Tom (wattblog)
Liverpool, UK175 contributions
Visited here with friends on a trip to Lisbon in March 2022. None of us have been to Rio De Janeiro to be able to compare this statue to the Christ The Redeemer statue there, however Cristo Rei is still a sight to behold.

From both the ground and when you climb the plinth, the statue is awesome, really massive. You can see it from all around Lisbon near enough and it looks particularly special at night when it is lit up. None of us are particularly spiritual or religious but it almost did feel like God/Jesus was there.

From the area around the statue there are also great views of the Ponte 25 de Abril and Lisbon further away.

I would recommend this attraction to anybody visiting Lisbon, well worth the short train journey over the river, but be aware there is a bit of a walk from the station in Alfama to get to the statue itself.
Written June 13, 2022
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Thomas G
London, UK69 contributions
Friends
We went first thing on a sunny Saturday morning at 10.30 as soon as it opened. The views are stunning! The views of the city, the bridge and of course, Jesus himself! Absolutely worth it.

It's not easy to get to via public transport. A 20-30 min walk from the ferry (Cacilhas).
Alternatively a 20 min walk from Pragal station. Make sure you have the walk planned out.

At 6 Euros per person, it was so cheap for a premier attraction. But be warned, they don't take card payments, so make sure you have cash.
Written September 18, 2021
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,427 contributions
With this looking at us throughout our stay it would be rude not to pay it a visit during our last day. Previously we had visited the bridge viewing platform so opted for a taxi over the bridge and some lunch at the cafe (can't find it to review on here but they did fine paninis and custard tarts so a solid 4 stars).

The queue to get in while not long wasn't moving very fast, not sure if this is standard or due to covid protocols that were in place when we went (April). The price was 6 euro per person which is more than reasonable. Upon entry you take the elevator to the top and take in the wonderful 360 degree views and a cool breeze.

The views across to Lisbon of the Tagus and at the feet of the statue make the trip worthwhile and if you care about religeon you'll probably get even more out of it.
Written July 17, 2022
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,053 contributions
If you do not have a car when visiting Lisbon, a visit to this sanctuary with public transportation can be difficult. We took an uber to visit it, but we returned by bus and ferry.
You can wander around the statue or pay the entrance fee and visit the top of the building (elevator and stairs).
There you will have a good view of the city.
Written April 17, 2022
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada304 contributions
Cristo Rei is a stunning statue at a hill of Cacihlas. You can see it almost everywhere near the river in downtown Lisbon, Alfama and Belem. We took a ferry to Cacihlas at the Cais da Sodre terminal. The ferry takes only 8 mins across the river and it runs frequently during the day.

At the Cacihlas teminal, bus #100 takes you right to the entrance (about 10-15 mins). The bus runs about every hour during week days. However on Saturday and Sunday, it runs only every hour and every 2 hours around 10am. So check the bus schedule. There may be people asking you if you want to take tuk tuk. It is 5 Euros per person. If you can order Uber, it is just around 4 Euros.

The statue is stunning. It has a clean-line design and stands on a raised platform. You can go to the platform for 6 Euros. We didn't do it as there was an extremely long line-up and the line moved very slowly. We had to give up and spent our time in the park.

From the garden, you can still have a wonderful view of the Belem Tower, Monument of Discoveries, downtown Lisbon, Alfama and the Vasco da Gama bridge.

There is a cafe, gift shop and free washroom / toilet at the park.
Written May 4, 2022
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Reuben J
228 contributions
Fabulous views of Lisbon from the viewing platform at the base of the statue. The statue is very impressive and the surrounding park is nice for a stroll.

We used the cafe for a snack break and had a marvellous pork sandwich ( Bifana ) for only 2 Euros, really good size sandwich.
Written March 28, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,423 contributions
It is very hard to miss this grand Christ statue up above the river across from Lisbon city. Supposedly it was built in thanks for keeping Portugal out of WWII and somewhat symbolizes the dictatorship of the era. Not attractive, in my opnion.
Written April 17, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,211 contributions
Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei is a huge monument. It is a gigantic concrete statue to Jesus Christ. It is modelled on the Brazilian Christ The Redeemer, which explains the close likeness. It is located on top of a hill by the River Tagus, and the location offers wonderfully panoramic views of Lisbon and surrounding area. The statue, which is dedicated to the sacred heart of Christ, sits on a very tall base or pedestal, 82 metres high. and the statue itself is 28 metres high! The statue's arms are outstretched towards the city of Lisbon, embracing, in a way the whole city. This is symbolic as it was meant to have been built in gratitude for Portugal being spared the terrible effects of the Second World War. At the bottom of the statue is the observation deck where visitors can get those fantastic views all around. There is also a chapel and at the bottom there is a Sanctuary and other objects as well. We travelled by ferry from Terminal Fluvial do Cais do Sodré to the port of Cacilhas in Almada, and we walked all the way up to the monument. However on the way back we caught the bus as we were running out of time and needed to catch the ferry back to the city on time. You can also drive to the monument, if you are coming from the city, over the 25 April (25 de Abril) Bridge, or you can catch the train. But we preferred the ferry as it's only a short ride and it offers great water views.
Written April 7, 2020
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wilson t
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
Friends
We reached this place early morning at 7am on a foggy January day and loved it. The statue is overlooking the city of lisboa, and is built over a church. Nice place to spend a couple of hours
Written February 14, 2020
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sandra n
Sun City, AZ1,281 contributions
Another great part of Lisbon's pride that we saw during our guided tour. Reminded me very much of when I visited Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. Traveling the Port du 25 Avril Bridge several times over is also enjoyable with differing views of this special statue of Christ. The bridge is pretty impressive too.
Written January 25, 2020
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