Santuario do Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga
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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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  • During your visit to Porto and surroundings could not miss a visit to braga and this shrine! Say that not this nothing indicated to be one of the most beautiful! There is a parking area big so you will need to get you them! Climbing all the stairs and see the view from the top is worth!
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  • The perfect place to take photos and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. For those you like to exercise, there is an amazing staircase with more than 500 steps to climb. It is also a great place to ...  more »
  • If you can, please go and visit this amazing place. Amazing stairs with a biblical history. Entrance free of charge.