Cristo rei lisbonne

cristo rei lisbonne

How to get to Cristo Rei in Lisbon?

To get to Cristo Rei, you have to take the commuter ferry that departs from Cais do Sodré Station in central Lisbon. It crosses the river in just 8 minutes to Cacilhas, and that’s where you may hop on bus 101, which terminates by the entrance to the monument.

Why is the Cristo Rei statue so important?

The Cristo Rei statue was constructed during a deeply religious period of Portugals history, by a population who were grateful for avoiding the horrors of the Second World War. This religious outpouring was embraced by the nationalistic dictatorship lead by António Salazar and encouraged by the church.

What is the ticket price for the Cristo Rei viewing platform?

The ticket price for the Cristo Rei Lisbon Viewing Platform is €5, which can only be paid in cash. The lift is open daily from 9:30am (except on Christmas and New Year’s Day), but closing times vary by season. In the winter, the lift typically closes at 6:00pm, but in the summertime it stays open until 7:30pm.

How do I get to Cristo Rei from Cacilhas?

Once in Cacilhas, walk to the left out of the station, and you’ll see a bus terminal. The bus to Cristo Rei is number 101 of the TST company, which operates most buses to the south of Lisbon (each bus stop is labeled, so look for the one with “101”).

What is the Cristo Rei?

Cristo Rei (Christ the King) is a Catholic monument and shrine located in the city of Almada, across the River Tejo, overlooking the Portuguese capital. Inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue, the 110m-high Cristo Rei was erected in 1959. The views from the statue are stunning, with Lisbon spreading before you.

Is it possible to drive to Cristo Rei?

It is possible to drive to Cristo Rei and there is plenty of car parking in the grounds of the monument, but driving in Lisbon is demanding and never an enjoyable experience. Lisbon suffers from horrendous traffic and the 25 de Abril suspension bridge is one of the major bottlenecks of the city.

How much does the Cristo Rei Lisbon viewing platform cost?

The ticket price for the Cristo Rei Lisbon Viewing Platform is €5, which can only be paid in cash. The lift is open daily from 9:30am (except on Christmas and New Year’s Day), but closing times vary by season.

What is Cristo Rei in Lisbon?

Lisbon’s Cristo Rei has many similarities to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, and the Brazilian statue was the original inspiration. For visitors, the main draw of the Cristo Rei is the 80m high viewing platform and the amazing panoramic views over Lisbon and the golden suspension bridge.

What is the Cristo Rei monuments?

The Cristo Rei monument is set within a sprawling complex of pilgrimage buildings and gardens, which overlook the Tejo Estuary and the suspension bridge. These grounds are free to visit, and due to their large size, never get to crowed with tourists.

Where is Casa do Cristo Rei located?

Featuring garden views, Casa do Cristo Rei is located in Almada, around 550 yards from Cristo Rei Statue. This apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchenette. Casa do Cristo Rei has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 19 Jun 2022.

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