The ‘Christ the King’ statue or the Cristo Rei is situated in Lisbon, Portugal, and reigns over the city below. This statue is situated in the central part of Portugal, where it stands tall overlooking the entire city of Lisbon. The statue’s inauguration took place in 17 May, 1959 and since that day this statue has been standing tall in its place, spreading its hands towards the city of Lisbons. This statue is a very important piece of architecture for the people of Portugal and is also very famous around the globe. Every year, people from different parts of world come to see this statue and many people compare Cristo Rei in Lisbon to it’s ‘cousin’ in Rio de Janerio.
This picture though is rather remarkable. First off, I have a bit of a sore spot for black and white photos but the overall composition with the clouds is absolutely outstanding.
IF YOU GO: If you do get a chance to go and see this beautiful structure, then you must take some time out to visit the coastal city of Almada. It is a beautiful place with a lot of rich history and if you were smart enough to staying in one of the many Apartments in Lisbon for rent then you’ll be able to get there on a really nice day trip.
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