+351/212 751 000 cristorei.pt No, this is not Rio de Janeiro. The statue of Cristo Rei was indeed inspired by Christ the Redeemer in the Brazilian city, but it was built to give thanks to God for saving Portugal from involvement in World War II. Today, it is one of Lisbon's most recognizable landmarks. The best way to visit it is to take the ferry from Cais do Sodré. Enjoy Lisbon's skyline on the way to this destination.