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Christ the King

Christ the King

The statue of Christ the King was erected at a height of 113 meters above sea level, as sign of gratitude of peace because Portugal didn’t went on the World War II according Cardeal D. Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira (the mentor of the project) .

D. Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira, after a trip to Christ Redentor in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1934 though on his construction, but only in 1949 started and ended in 1959.

Opened in 1959 with a presence of more than 300.000 people and a radio message from the Pope John XXIII.

Christ the King has more than 40 thousand tones of reinforced concrete that after the drying process was detail carved by hand at 100 metres high.

Every year, the monument receives more than 1 million visits of tourists, specially on summer vacations during the travels to Peninsula of Setubal in Portugal . It’s also very good to spend some Religious Tourism during all the year, because of excellent wheater we have all year.

Located near Almada, its location has magnificent landscapes views from Setubal Region and Lisbon, the portuguese capital.

We invite you to spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.

Ticket price . 4 € (person).

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