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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 #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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228 reviews 228 reviews
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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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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We drove to this church during our stay in Portugal. It was a scary ride up a winding and narrow road. Parking was a challenge. But once we walked out to the church, it was worth the hassle. Although there were a lot of tourists, it still felt peaceful. The church itself was lovely. There is a funicular you can... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This point of interest is a must see! The grounds are beautiful and the church is extraordinary. There are some renovations taking place, however, visitors are still able to see the church. The people here are some of the friendliest you will ever meet. From the grounds here you have access to breathtaking views of the city and countryside.

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visiting this site was the main reason we stayed in Braga but it was such a disappointment, it was covered in scaffolding and tarpaulin,I appreciate that renovation work has to take place but the whole surounding areas looked untidy with weeds growing everywhere. We drove up to Bom Jesus and took the famous water powered venicular tram down to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were planning to walk up the steps to Bom Jesus, but the local bus driver dissuaded us. There were, he said, 624 steps from the bus stop – not just the pretty ornamental zig-zag ones you see on the postcards. He suggested we caught the water-powered funicular up & walked down, if we wanted photos of the steps. We... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The Bom Jesus do Monte is an interesting religious monument with a gorgeous view of Braga. The chapel at the top is under construction, and is covered in a blue siding cloth (which really compromises the view upwards). (July 2013) The staircase, sculptures, and fountains could use restoration and are in noticeable disrepair (which is surprising, given the number of... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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 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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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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