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“very beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bom Jesus do Monte

Bom Jesus do Monte
N103-3, 3 miles (4.75km) southeast of Braga, Braga, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Braga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“very beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

For those who look for religious destinations, Bom Jesus do Monte is indeed a great place to visit. But even for those who don't have that special interest, it's a beautiful place to visit and feel. In a high place of the city and surrounded by woods, Bom Jesus do Monte is without doubt an enchanted place.

Visited October 2012
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“"STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I ver lived in Braga during my Erasmus, Each time I went to Bom Jesus, I always imagine that the church is heaven and the stair to go there is looks like a stairway to heaven. In my opinion Bom Jesus is nice place, we can reach this place by bus from Braga Centre or if we have enough time is better by walk, unforgotten thing about Bom Jesus is a lot of stair to reach this Church from bus stop, the best time to visit is afternoon because we can see the sun set over Braga city.

Visited February 2012
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Guimaraes, Portugal
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“Good for Religious Tourism”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

It has a nice view over the city and a great place to spend some time in a forest-like environment. it has a lake where you can rent a boat

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Warszawa, Polska
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“Nicely Set, Original Chruch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

It was worth riding a bit more North than planned to see Guimaraes and Bom Jesus do Monte. The church complex is nicely set. If by car, recommend to ride to the top, park the car (free parking) and take a walk through the park with a nice lake, stroll along the walls to get to the complex. The shining star of the place are the amazing stairs and the nearby cable car (additional fun for kids). In general, the church itself is nothing too extraordinary, but the additional details, the views and nearby parks make it a great day out.


There is a small hotel on site.

Visited October 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“A little run down, but a must if in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We were planning to be in the area of Guimaraes, so we decided to drive up to the Bom Jesus do monte. First off, my GPS said it knew where it was, but it really only knew part of it. It took me through neighborhoods on the side of the mountain instead of up the main road to the site. It also took me about half way up the funicular stop as well so we had to walk down to catch the funicular up. Also, there isn't much parking there. Actually no parking there, we just made our own spot like everyone else. I would recommend parking in one of the big parking lots either at the top or bottom. We took the funicular up and walked the stair cases down so we didn't miss any of the fountains. The views from any point here are amazing. The church and staircases seem a little run down. They need a good coat of white paint.

Note to know: Bathrooms here do not have toilet seats. For the kids or elderly this is a problem and should be planned around for bathroom stops.

Visited September 2012
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