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. Plan to see Bom Jesus do Monte and other attractions that appeal to you using our Braga trip itinerary builder.
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Bom Jesus do Monte Reviews
We visited here in January, well worth the short drive from Braga. the church is most impressive as is the staircase, great photo opportunities. more »
Stunning place with lovely views. Nice way to spend a morning or afternoon. We took the funicular up to the top & walked back down. Spent time wandering the grounds & enjoyed a nice coffee... more »
Got to go attraction and UNESCO monument. Amazing view of the city and you have to climb the staircase at least once in your life so you can reward yourself with a coffee and ice-cream at the top, and descend in the over 100 year old water rail-lift.
Either walking or taking the transport which is 2.50€ return or 1.50 € one way (at the time of writing this) there's a nice view. Be aware that there's no discount for kids nor the elderly and the driver quite possibly doesn't have a good mood (in case it matters). If you decide to walk then you can also see some exhibitions along the way up to bom Jesus.
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