CHRIST THE KING AND 25TH APRIL BRIDGE
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 Janeiro. The 28m (90ft) figure of Christ opens its arms to Lisbon, and there is a sweeping view of the city and 25th of Abril Bridge. 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.
Almada, Lisbon, Portugal