Christ the King Shrine and Monument

Cross the river and discover one of the most impressive views of Lisbon. The Santuário do Cristo-Rei is a place of peace and gives you a unique panoramic view of the entire Lisbon region.

There is a monument in Lisbon that will make you wonder what side of the Atlantic you are actually on.

But don’t be deceived, you really are in Lisbon and the Christ the King monument on the south bank of the river is not the one in Rio de Janeiro.

The view from it of the city is equally impressive. The monument was built by means of the fundraising efforts of Portuguese children over a period of 19 years – and through the commitment of the episcopacy based on an idea proposed by Cardinal Cerejeira in 1934.

The monument, which was erected in thanks of the peace which Portugal was granted during the 20th century, was inaugurated on 17 May 1959 and provides one of the most beautiful views of Lisbon.

Come and see for yourself.

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