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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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  • Braga is a nice town, with many churches and monuments to visit. Jesus is not just another, in addition to a very beautiful church, provides a spectacular view of the city of Braga. Has a telescope to view more of the city, this telescope that gave rise to the famous phrase, see Barnes through a straw. Jesus also has an excellent picnic Park with a Lake to walk, escadórios which invites the local people and not only to physical exercise, as well as the famous Bom Jesus elevator, I think be Centennial, and entirely powered by water. This is a point we must definitely not miss to visit.
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  • The sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is located in the city of Braga, delighted with the magnitude of the place, obligatory stop, the view makes up for the climb.
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  • Beautiful view. So worth walking through so many stairs! Also nice view of the city. The church is nice. 
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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