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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  • It's really worth to visit this beautiful sanctuary parking lot big car then follow the scalinatta towards the sanctuary
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  • Place you can visit should not miss, with a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape and fabulous
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  • The Bom Jesus is a great place to relax, exercise, enjoy nature and view Braga. Don't forget the elevator centenary-a UNIQUE ATTRACTION!
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