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Bom Jesus do Monte

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Address: N103-3, 3 miles (4.75km) southeast of Braga, Braga, Portugal
Phone Number: 25/367-66-36

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Best religious site I have ever been to!

This by far has to be one of the most beautiful religious places I have been. I was awestruck by the whole place. I cannot recommend the place enough. We drove here and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This by far has to be one of the most beautiful religious places I have been. I was awestruck by the whole place. I cannot recommend the place enough. We drove here and it was easy to park. We couldn't find a loo or a cheap cafe. meh, We were driving to Porto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, relaxing walks, fresh air. It allows you to have a wonderful view of Braga, just enjoy the moment when visiting this site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This place is very close to my heart, been going there ever since I was a kid either to just walk around the the lovely park or to go horse ridding. You can also catch a great view of Braga from the stairs and it is definitely worth it to sit and relax there for a bit! Even as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very beautifull and relaxing, Bom Jesus is an excelent place to take a walk breathing nature and peace. It´s temple is simple and beautifull but the best in this place is the park. It has a lake and a lot of tracks where you can walk and walk and feel the nature. Its views of the city are majestic.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We drove our car all the way up to the church and then walked down the beautiful and famous stairs. I loved the view you have from the terraces in between the stairs. This place is fabulously located in the midst of Portuguese nature. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Can't add much to the countless good reviews of this place. It's one of the highlights of Portugal in my opinion. Gazing upon it for the first time at the top doesn't do it much justice but take your time to climb down the stairs and then gazing up from the bottom suddenly makes everything click into place. From afar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It's a must go: you will get a great view from the city and the landscape, very nice architecture, beautiful gardens, amazing stairs decorated with statues and fountains, and a charming path surrounded by nature.

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Beautiful architecture repeated through a myriad of flights of steps make this a wonderful attraction. At various points bible scenes are portrayed using life size figures. The view from the top is good. At the top there is a good cafe offering decent food at reasonable prices. You have to pay to use the toilet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A beautifull place to visit. The sanctuary, the centenary "eco lift" (moved by water) and the natural park with a little lake where the family can make a little boat promenade by their own and good hotels are the reasons to make the Bom Jesus one of the best locals to visit in Braga.

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Not only is the church itself beautiful, the surroundings offer other sights and activities. The steps up to Bom Jesus are a must-see, the funicular has impressive history, and there is a green space up behind the church (great for a picnic, plus there is paddle boat rental in the summer on the small pond). For me, the best part... More 

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