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Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga
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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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  • Beautiful site. Looking for the magic road, a descent or if you put the car in neutral, it goes back the coast alone. And don't forget to take pictures of children on the back of a horse in wood, by a man who puts his whole head in the curtain of a device from another age and makes very kitsch fixtures. It doesn't have to have a family in Braga without a picture of this kind.
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  • Has a great natural park is pretty much the parking is paid, too bad the Park doesn't have the paths identified
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  • A very charming area, worth a visit. Many hotels of category and all well connected
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  • Amazing site! Must visit, well worth the climb to get up! If you arrive by car, there is a parking available, which will add another 100 stairs to your walk!
  • 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.
  • I really love this beautiful church, the overall design is special and amazing. Lovely sunset view.
  • Beautiful mountain top religious site. If you walk to the top it's 520 steps, there is also a water elevator ride available or car parking along the way. 0.50€ fee to use the restrooms 🙂
  • Linda, com bela vista sobre Braga