Santuario do Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Perched upon a hilltop in Portugal's Braga district, Santuario do Bom Jesus do Monte represents one of the area's most important historical pilgrimage sites. Climb the ornate, Baroque double staircase that zigzags up the hill for 116 m (381 ft), to the church's main courtyard. From the top of the basilica, you'll find a view of the city, hills, and coastal landscape. Instead of climbing, you can hop in the historical funicular car, notable for its continuing usage of a water balance system for power, and ride up to the peak. Step inside the church, which was constructed during the 18th century, to explore its different chapels, ornate decorations, statues, and religious artwork depicting Biblical scenes. To visit Santuario do Bom Jesus do Monte and other attractions in Braga, use our Braga trip itinerary maker.
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  • I will certainly repeat myself but do not forget to visit, down the staircase and go enjoying the contents of all the chapels, which is about the life of Jesus. Go up the elevator that moves the water.
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  • A place filled with magic, for lovers of Arts and nature. Can lead a child to walk through the forest, boating on the Lake, make exercise go down the stairs and going up the elevator a relic.
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  • The entire site is very beautiful. The staircase is a detail the part; impressive! Never seen anything like it. The next day I was in Lamego, where there is another similar.
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