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Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Climb a long monumental stairway to reach Bom Jesus do Monte, a sanctuary and a Catholic place of pilgrimage, nestled on a hilltop above the city. Completed in 1811, the church features ornaments and decoration influenced by styles of different monuments in Portugal and colonial Brazil. The zigzag-shaped stairs contain Baroque-style dark granite and white plaster, whereas the rest of the site features neoclassical elements, sculptures, fountains, and ornamental gardens. You can also visit several chapels, which melt into the greenery of the place. Don't miss the chance to snap some photos of the area below from one of the panoramic overlooks. To visit Bom Jesus do Monte and get the most from your holiday in Braga, create itinerary details personal to you using our Braga trip itinerary maker.
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  • To say about the Bom Jesus do Monte that hasn't already been said??? We recommend very well-kept gardens, overlooking the city of Braga excellent.
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  • A mythical place of the city of Braga. Great for those who want to spend a pleasant day. A space for walks with beautiful gardens, a lake for boating the oars, and a staircase to be made by the most adventurous (lots of stairs but at every turn there is a chapel allusive moments of Christianity) Suggestion: use the tram to climb (this is water-powered tram!) and go down the stairs to end the visit.
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  • My husband and I drove to the church. We took the tramcar up to the church to avoid the hundreds of steps. We visited the church and were so impressed with the main alter. It was a scene from the cruc...  read more »
  • Beautiful religious site. Great view from the top. The place still use the antic water tank cable cars. Peaceful small lake behind the church, and great staircase challenge you to walk up. You can get there by bus.
  • Linda, com bela vista sobre Braga
  • Beautiful spot with great view. You can get there by walk or "elevador"
  • Beauuuttful place in Portugal. Kind of a hidden secret. The architecture is so underrated. Everything is layered from the top to bottom, from the gardens, to the stairs and statues aligning the walls as you walk up and down the structures' property. The jaw-dropping views of Braga from afar... A+ material
  • Gorgeous church with a beautiful staircase in front
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