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Bom Jesus do Monte

Address: N103-3, 3 miles (4.75km) southeast of Braga, Braga, Portugal
Phone Number: 25/367-66-36
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Braga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went up by funicular which incidentally is the oldest in the Iberian Peninsula and is water counterbalancing as if it wasn't interesting enough by being that original in the Peninsula! The church would be like any other church were it not for its altar. A life size depiction of the crucifixion with the other two crosses on each side... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I really liked this sanctuary on the top of the mountain where you can see everything around and enjoy fresh air. Be prepared to climb up the mountain because it's very high but worth it. There is a funicular, but the queue was so big that I decided to walk.

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North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I can not imagine trying to walk up all of these steps on your knees but actually do, pilgims do this. This was extremely interesting and we did see a woman on her knees being taken into the church, she had padding in her knees and this must have taken all of the day to reach the top. We walked... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you are nearby (if in the summer, even better), don't miss the chance to visit it. It is a very beautiful location, in the top of an hill. The area is wonderful, full of green life, with historical elements (as churches). It is worth spending a couple of hours (or even more) in the area to see it and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Worth the drive up (even in the rain!) then take the funicular down (or up or both!). Make sure to spend an hour or two walking around the paths and through the grounds.

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