The statue of the Santuário do Cristo-Rei, one of the most emblematic monuments of the 20th century, can be found in Almada. Built in 1959, it is 110 metres high and offers a unique view over the capital and the Tagus estuary. Inspired by the Cristo Redentor monument in Rio de Janeiro, the figure of Christ opens its arms to Lisbon and receives hundreds of tourists, as well as pilgrims. The Costa de Caparica, one of the most popular beach destinations in the region, can be found on what is known by the people of Lisbon as "the other side" or the "south bank".
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