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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We came across this place when driving by and decided to go. we were not disappointed, the park and the architecture are beautiful. also gorgeous views as it's on top of the mountain

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A must visit when you are in the neighbourhood. beautiful church. Park yr car on the top and walkdown the stairs. And take the small train back to the top. Good terrace on top with nice weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are driving from Lisbon to Porto, make sure you stop and visit this location. It is spectacular!, the church-monastery. And the views are incredible. We drove that day, as it was drizzling, but even then, we totally enjoyed this stop, which was not originally planned. Have a cafe in the veranda soaking the view of both the locale... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A remarkable place. It may not be the most beautiful monastery-church there is but all in all, with the magnificent view, the steps leading up (you can go up by car too), a place well worth a visit.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The easiest way to get up is by car and the last few yards by foot. If there is a parking spot. The other way up is the Elevador de Bom Jesus, also very easy. The hardest way up is by foot. On the top you will find many topics and a lot of tourists, but you can stay here... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The journey from the bottom to the top was fascinating and was very thought provoking. Incredible views from the top and the Church on top is beautiful. We enjoyed a coffee at one of the small cafes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Bom Jesus do Monte is an easy 20-minute bus ride from Braga and makes a perfect half-day trip. Take the funicular up the steep hill, spend a leisurely visit strolling the grounds, walking in gardens and wooded trails, and exploring the interior and exterior of the church in detail. Take a pleasant break in one of the hilltop cafes and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Located in the Braga area is the pilgrim destination of the church of Bom Jesus do Monte. Penitants have been known to walk on their knees up about 9 sets of huge staircases. It is hard enough just to walk down them, on two feet. Each landing on the sets of stairs has its own fountain that tells a story... More

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