MONUMENT TO CHRIST
Christ opens his arms to the city
Built in 1959 in thanks to God for having spared Portugal during WWII,
this enormous monument to Christ was inspired by the famous statue in Rio de
The 28m (90ft) figure of Christ opens its arms to Lisbon, and there is a sweeping view of the city and 25 de Abril Bridge from the top of the 82m (270ft) high pedestal (reached by an elevator).
To reach it take the commuter ferry from Cais do Sodre Station across the river to Cacilhas, from where there are buses (number 101) outside the station that stop right by the monument.
The inexpensive ferry crossing is an experience in itself, as it is a great way to admire Lisbon's setting and skyline (have your camera ready).
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How to Visit
How: Ferry to Cacilhas from Cais do Sodre, then bus 101.
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Belem Tower - The city's icon; a symbol of the Age of Discovery.
Discoveries Monument - The world's explorers in stone.
Berardo Museum - World-class collection of modern art.
Coaches Museum - The world's largest collection of magnificent royal coaches.
Maritime Museum - The story of Portugal's pioneering role in world exploration at the sea.
Archaeology Museum - Archaeological finds from over the centuries.
Belem Cultural Center - Modern cultural center with regular exhibitions and events.
Tropical Garden - Beautiful garden with rare plants from around the world.
Belem Palace - The home of Portugal's President.
Memoria Church - Elegant neoclassical church.
Ajuda Palace - An extravagant royal palace.
Ajuda Botanical Garden - Beautiful gardens overlooking the river.