Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga: Hours, Address, Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte Reviews: 4.5/5

Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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5 contributions
Tired legs
Apr 2021
Your legs will tire walking these stairs. The stairs themselves could do with complete renovation. They are gritty.
Written May 5, 2021
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Florrie
4 contributions
The walk
Apr 2021
We give a star to views. Another star to the historicity. What we did not like is the cleanliness of the stairs. Cleaning and painting could improve a lot
Written April 28, 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,581 contributions
A symbol of the Christian faith in Northern Portugal!
Feb 2020
At the very top of "Monte de Espinho", in the District of Tenões, at only 5 kms from the center of Braga, you will find the iconic "Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte". Also known as "Santuário do Bom Jesus de Braga", it is a symbol of the Christian faith and of the importance of the Roman Catholic Church in Portugal. Around the 14th century, a primitive ermitage was erected at the top of "Monte de Espinho" and it soon became a center of Christian pilgrimage. Years later, in 1784, Archbishop Dom Gaspar de Bragança commissioned Portuguese architect Carlos Luís Ferreira da Cruz Amarante the construction of the actual Sanctuary. It was finally inaugurated in 1811 and is one of the first Neoclassical constructions in Portugal, but Baroque and Rococo characteristics can also be seen. A monumental staircase and a beautiful elevator connect the lower part of "Monte de Espinho" to the Sanctuary itself, at its top. The staircase - with all its chapels, statues, fountains and points of observation - symbolizes the sacred route to the "Way of the Cross" and a rite of penitential purification. Unmissable to all those visiting Braga and, remember, Unesco has appointed the "Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte", in 2019, a "World Heritage Site"! Enjoy!
Written January 7, 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,581 contributions
Unforgettable views of Bom Jesus do Monte and surroundings!
Jan 2020
On your way up to the magnificent "Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte" (at the top of "Monte de Espinho", in Tenões - a district of Braga), it is a must to stop at its observation point - "Miradouro do Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte", located at 116 mts, on the mid-way to the top. A wide esplanade, a gazebo and unforgettable views of the Sanctuary above, of the Baroque monumental stairway, and of the many chapels belonging to the sacred "Way to the Cross" route. And if you don't know yet, the "Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte" was appointed by Unesco, in 2019, a "World Heritage Site"! Unmissable! Enjoy!
Written December 27, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,581 contributions
A romantic funicular to reach the famous Sanctuary!
Jan 2020
In Tenões, a district of Braga, at the top of "Monte de Espinho", stands the awesome "Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte" (a Unesco appointed, in 2019, "World Heritage Site"!). There are three routes to reach the Sanctuary - by the road, by climbing the monumental Baroque stairway, or finally by the romantic "Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte". As a matter of fact, this is the most popular (and almost inexpensive) way to reach the Sanctuary. The elevator, dating from the 19th century, connects the lower part of "Monte de Espinho" to the "Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte", at 267 mts above. This "funicular" is the first one built in the Iberian Peninsula and is the oldest in the world, still in service, using the water balance system! Just amazing! Enjoy!
Written December 27, 2020
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dilmalima
Braga, Portugal24 contributions
Always a pleasure
Jan 2020
To climb the stairs in the early morning or to enjpy a an easy breezy end of afternoon, Bom Jesus is always perfect.
Written October 25, 2020
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Mariana P
Lisbon, Portugal134 contributions
Worth the visit.
Oct 2020
Beautiful sight, with a beautiful church. You may walk up and down but there is a funicular option that is very inexpensive. Unless you´re fairly fit, i would not venture up the steps. Plenty of photo opportunities and even if you´re not catholic it is definitely worth the visit.
Written October 17, 2020
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium10,959 contributions
Historic funicular
Sep 2020 • Solo
Very retro looking car, all wooden, an easy and cheap alternative to the many stairs going up to the church on top... it's 1,5 € one way and 2,5 € for the return trip...the views on top are great if it's a clear day
Written September 24, 2020
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peppermint
Hastings, UK783 contributions
Lovely place to just walk and reflect
Sep 2020 • Couples
Lovely place with a such lovely things to take photos of as you walk around
Stop and have a coffee at the top and just take in the views
Written September 23, 2020
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium10,959 contributions
Great views
Sep 2020 • Solo
Stairway to heaven? Not quite...but it's a great workout, and you get rewarded with great views once you reach the top! The church itself is quite nice, do have a look inside...
Written September 22, 2020
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