Sanctuary of Christ the King

Local nameSantuário Nacional de Cristo Rei
LocationAlmada, Portugal

The Sanctuary of Christ the King is a Catholic monument and shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ overlooking the city of Lisbon situated in Almada, in Portugal. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, after the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon visited that monument. The project was inaugurated on 17 May 1959, while Portugal was ruled by the authoritarian President of the Council of Ministers António de Oliveira Salazar who gave his final permission for the project. The giant statue in cement was erected to express gratitude because the Portuguese were spared the effects of World War II.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_the_King_(Almada)

Address Avenida Cristo Rei, 2800, Portugal

Coordinates 38°40'41.441" N -9°10'15.842" E

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