7 / 10
Christ the King of Lisbon (Portugal) tops a sanctuary overlooking the waters of the Tagus. The monument, 110 meters high, offers visitors a breathtaking view of the city and its surroundings. The statue itself is 28 meters tall. At its base is a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Peace. The idea of its construction came from the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira, after a trip to Brazil. The monument was inaugurated with great pomp in 1959. The statue is a work of the sculptor Francisco Franco de Sousa.

© Shutterstock