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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Boronia, Melbourne, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Another amazing place in Portugal. Take the Cable Car or walk which ever way you go you will enjoy the quietness, serenity, gardens, church, spectacular staircase of this incredible sanctuary. A great place to just amble around and relax. Make sure you do walk around the gardens, where you can find the well hidden mini lake with its boats. Have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's really great both in the morning and in the evening. Not that hard to climb, you will find a great panoramic view of the whole city. The Bom Jesus itself is an interesting masterpiece of architecture.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

went there on a day trip- the steps up to the Church were numerous but not steep. Apparently people come on a pilgrimage by climbing those steps. easily do-able, not too hard a climb. for those who do not want to do the stairs, you can drive to the top of the mountain straight to the carpark outside the church.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Pleasant gardens for and relaxing walk. The best view of Braga, here you can seen the entire city. You can climb all the stairway or choose the oldest funicular in the Iberian Peninsula, which is hydraulic elevator. You can also visit the church and the many chapels along the stairway. It's human engineering and nature side by side. Yes it's... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Easy to get to by bus from Braga. Take the funicular up the hill if you have mobility issues, and then walk down to see all the chapels and statues. The church is okay, with an interesting altar, but it's the surrounding gardens, park and views that will make you glad you came.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of the Churches and gardens in Portugal we visited. To find the parking lot was not easy as theer is only a sign for busses, so we just parked in the street and walked. It's areally nice garden and church. The stairs and walls weren't really white anymore - maybe because end of the season!? The view is amazing... More 

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