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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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Beautiful view of Braga

This is a great place to see the sunset and a great place to take a special company. I would just like to see the elevator for free to old people or people with disabilities since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to see the sunset and a great place to take a special company. I would just like to see the elevator for free to old people or people with disabilities since it has a lot of stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Funicular is powered by water - the car on top is additionally filled with water to make it heavier than the car being pulled up to the top. Engineering state of the art solution! Can't say more about the church thing because I don't find this part of the place at all interesting.

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Maynooth, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was today with my family and friends to Bom Jesus. The place was packed . Lots of people from different countries were there. The view is amazing!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I recomend to start your day from this place, at the morning is nice and silence around..at middle day you can do picnic or eat your sandwich close to lake and enjoy the time ....i recomend to go up by elevator and then come back by amazing stairs..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been there several times and it always feels like the first time. Don't even think about dressing up, all you need is a pair of comfortable shoes, a camera with full battery and some pocket money to have some ice cream or even ride a boat. I'ts tiring walking up those stairs, but if you think you're not capable,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Appears to be advertised as a religious and tourist attraction, more the latter methinks! However it was all very clean and tidy, despite the restoration taking place. The views over Braga are exceptional. The 1000 odd steps down from the sanctuary don't actually lead into the town, as I saw advertised somewhere, it is necessary to the catch a bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

On a scorchingly hot day we decided to head outside Braga to Bom Jesus do Monte. We drove from the historic centre to Bom Jesus in around 20 minutes. We took the funicular railway from the car park to the church for 4 euros return for both of us. On a hot day the tip here is to take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I enjoyed visiting Bom Jesus do Monte very much. The view is astonishing. When the day is clear, you can see the sea. You can go up in one of the oldest elevators in the world, which uses water as its source of energy, or you can climb the stairs (be prepared to climb about 1000 stairs!). When you reach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a kind of traditional restaurant serving we prepared dishes. We were there for a Sunday evening dinner and we got a nice buffet dinner with plenty we prepared Portugese dishes. They all tasted excellent. We had some nice wine being selected by the Waiter for us. The service was great as well as the food. And then the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I attended a conference in the centre and was floored by the beauty of the place. It was truly peaceful although it can get crowded in the weekends. But there is a serenity to this place that I cannot seem to explain but well worth the visit.

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

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