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Bom Jesus do Monte

N103-3, 3 miles (4.75km) southeast of Braga, Braga, Portugal (Nogueiró)
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Braga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description:                  ...                  ... The Igreja de Bom Jesus  (Church of the Good Jesus) is one of the most remarkable examples of 18th (and... more »
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Bergen, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I really liked this sanctuary on the top of the mountain where you can see everything around and enjoy fresh air. Be prepared to climb up the mountain because it's very high but worth it. There is a funicular, but the queue was so big that I decided to walk.

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North Wales
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I can not imagine trying to walk up all of these steps on your knees but actually do, pilgims do this. This was extremely interesting and we did see a woman on her knees being taken into the church, she had padding in her knees and this must have taken all of the day to reach the top. We walked... More

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Braga, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you are nearby (if in the summer, even better), don't miss the chance to visit it. It is a very beautiful location, in the top of an hill. The area is wonderful, full of green life, with historical elements (as churches). It is worth spending a couple of hours (or even more) in the area to see it and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Worth the drive up (even in the rain!) then take the funicular down (or up or both!). Make sure to spend an hour or two walking around the paths and through the grounds.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We visited Bom Jesus do Monte as part of our Titan Douro river cruise & Pousada holiday. We loved this excursion to an 18th Century Neo-Classical church and fantastic Baroque staircase with wonderful views over Braga. The church is beautiful and cleverly lit by strategically positioned windows. I found the floral arrangements absolutely gorgeous. Outside there are lovely gardens and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Fantastic views across braga at the moment they are re tiling the roof and if you go into the gift shop you can buy a tile write a message on it,and it will go on top.worth the journey walk down the stairway get the lift back up,have lunch at the top,good value,and there is a couple of hotels next to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of the most impressive cathedral in Europe in my opinion. The mountain climb was not too tiring (my 6-year-old made it easily) but you have the cable tube as another option. Once you're there look for the different fountain patterns as you climb up the zigzag stairs. Magnificent view of Braga. Bus No 2 from downtown (final stop) which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In Bom Jesus You can walk into the wild, drink a beer while you see one of the most fantastic sunset in the world

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The terrace's snack-bar could be a bit better, and have toilets. The lift is amazing, moved by water. It is one of the oldest in Portugal.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I first visited this monument 6 years ago, and on my return, was again not disappointed. It is a very tranquil and well maintained historic landmark. I would entirely recommend walking up ALL the steps over getting the over priced and somewhat unreliably timed 'elevador' because you miss out on the build up to the main sanctuary. The no. 2... More

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