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Bom Jesus do Monte

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Address: 3 Miles (4.75km) Southeast of Braga N 103 3, Braga 4715-165, Portugal
Phone Number: 25/367-66-36
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Eden on earth.

just check it's cristal atmosphere, vintage hotels, gardens, lake, bushes, park. Stairs, perfect for cult; walk; jogging; bike, etc...etc...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Manuel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just check it's cristal atmosphere, vintage hotels, gardens, lake, bushes, park. Stairs, perfect for cult; walk; jogging; bike, etc...etc...

Thank Manuel S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bom Jesus do Monte (= ‘Good Jesus of the Mount’). Very interesting baroque stairway, with fountain dedicated to the five senses (Sight, Smell, Hearing, Touch, Taste) and the theological virtues (Faith, Hope and Charity). Although it is more tiring, I advise you go up the stairs (not descend them) to enjoy the fountains and stairway. Parallel to the stairway, you... More 

Thank Alvaro I
Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Magnificent!!!! Must see in Braga!!!! I live close and I spent a lot of my quality time in this place!!! Running... Walking.... You choose!!!

Thank gabrielzzzz
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This sanctuary was a great surprise to me. I didn't know what to expect but the beauty of the staircase, the little houses with the Way of the Cross images inside were just incredible The main church also did not disappoint. There are 3 hotels at the top of the staircase, they are all a bit dated but it would... More 

Thank Alistair T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a special place for a sunny day. We went by car and there was no problem parking. breathtaking landscape. The church is beautiful.

Thank Paulo B
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were surprised by the size of this place. From the city it seems that there are only the stairs and the church but there is plenty more and it is beautiful! There is a nice little cave, places to walk around and even a little lake where you can rent a small boat. The view on the city is... More 

Thank 217fanny
Dungarvan, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited in the blistering heat of the mid-July heat wave so we were very glad of the funicular to get here. Be aware that the main photos you see do NOT show all the steps! The 'white' steps leading to the church that you see are only the final ones. Prior to that you must climb many, many more... More 

Thank MMMH
Seabeck, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place, kind of like a Jesus amusement park. It doesn't feel holy to me, only commercial. I enjoyed the art and architecture and the parks, but never felt like I was at church. I had a gelato and strolled around, but didn't pray or meditate. The 1,000 steps are used more for workout and less for... More 

Thank ChristinePeregrina
Southampton Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of stairs to climb but there are some interesting depictions of Christ's life to see on the way up while you catch your breath. much of the walk is in shade which was nice. it really is a spectacular stairway with a nice church at the top plus some nie places to sit and have a... More 

Thank Fandango11
Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting, lots of statuary art without being overwhelming, and the finest 3-D representation of the crucifixion we've ever seen. We were blown away at life-size representations of all the figures.

Thank John K

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