Lonely Planet review for Cristo Rei
Hankering for that perfect shot of Lisbon? Take the breezy commuter ferry from Terreiro do Paço Ferry Terminal to Cristo Rei. The spitting image of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer, the 110m-high Jesus statue was erected in 1959 to thank God for sparing Portugal from WWII horrors. A lift whizzes up to an 82m platform affording breathtaking vistas over Lisbon. Nip into the gift shop for quality kitsch such as a Day-Glo Jesus statue for the mantelpiece.