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Bom Jesus do Monte

N103-3, 3 miles (4.75km) southeast of Braga, Braga, Portugal (Nogueiró)
25/367-66-36
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Ranked #3 of 17 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is a must go place if anyone is visiting Braga. Not only for the cathedral itself but also for its surroundings including the great set of stairs which lead to it. It has nice green places around and a picnic zone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Coming here already is a nice trip.. You can go up in one of those vertical trams that takes you all the way there, or by car. Either of one them is great. At the top, the place is peaceful and beautiful. Kind of 'unspoiled' by tourism, we walked in the church completely alone. Also, those cool stairs full of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Particularly love this architectural landscape masterpiece. Believe it or not, those are zig-zag stairs heading up towards a church on the top. Doesn't seem to be a monumental religious building, however provided a beautiful view overlooking the city of Braga.

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Sydney
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This church is famous for its many stairs (it is on a steep hillside overlooking Braga plus a funicular railway which takes you to close to the same level as the church. At the time of our visit part of the church was being renovated although you could visit the interior and it is beautiful. But the funicular railway also... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

the church is beautiful, but the two obelisk like monuments in front feel a bit, well, statist, or brutalist or something. The church too feels severe, but it is beautiful.

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Rome, Italy
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Another one of those stops when the benefit of the workout is amazing. From bottom up, you have over 400 steps to climb, we tried counting but think we lost track! At the end, you end up with the stunning view of the village below. Ended up here on a cloudy day, was able to park right at the base... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We travelled to Braga by train from Porto (only 3.10 euros - May 2014 - and half price for over 65s), then took the bus which drops you at the bottom of this amazing flight of steps. Free - we expected to have to pay to enter but no. The bus drops you at the bottom of the funicular, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great 'tourist' attraction as easily combines a walk with a cultural bit. You climb up the hill through about 400 stairs but it's not a steep climb. You walk and admire the architecture, little chapels on the way and panoramic views. There's also a tiny lake at the very top of the mountain where you can hire a boat for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
64 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Overrated old staircase. Really poorly signposted too. Middle aged people beware. If you're intent on seeing it and you're travelling in a car, park the car as near as you can to the top of the actual staircase. Get directions because it's very poorly signed. Walk down the staircase then get the funicular back up. Only mountain goats should do... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a spectacular religious sight. It is said that people climb the steps on their knees!! Well maintained with beautiful gardens at the top. This is a must see for anyone visiting the north of Portugal.

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