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Christo Rei, or Christ the King, is a colossal statute of Jesus inspired by Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It stands on a cliff that is is the highest point in Lisbon, Portugal.  While I didn’t get a chance to visit the Monument while I was in Lisbon, it was conveniently located […]