Type: Attractions, Great Views, Religious Sites, Romantic, Sightseeing
Lisbon is a stunningly beautiful city, set as it is on seven hills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It's a destination that inspires the imagination and captivates the soul. It also exudes a... Read More
Lisbon is a stunningly beautiful city, set as it is on seven hills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It's a destination that inspires the imagination and captivates the soul. It also exudes a wonderfully romantic atmosphere. Admired from a distance, the Portuguese capital appears as if plucked out of a medieval picture book, its skyline punctuated by polished church domes, crenelated towers, and impressive monumental arches. But where best to absorb this beguiling perspective? Across the river soaring skywards from the south bank of the Tagus is Cristo Rei, the Christ the King statue. From the observation deck set under the open arms of this iconic landmark, Lisbon is unveiled in all its glory, a stunning marble and terracotta canvas that shimmers in an ethereal glow.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Obvious perhaps, but choose a day to visit the monument when the weather is fine, and preferably in the afternoon when the light falling on the city is from the west."
- Sightseeing: "Visiting mid-afternoon means the sun is falling on the city from the west - better light for photographs."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Cristo Rei affords the most impressive and romantic panorama from any monument found anywhere in Lisbon.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: The view back across the river towards the city is absolutely stunning. The perspective also takes in the Lisbon coast and the south bank.
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