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Lovely Site - Take the Steps or the Funicular (or Both, like us)!

This is a beautiful church and grounds. We decided to save our walking feet by taking the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wappingers Falls, NY

We took a bus to the site and then the funicular to the top. You can walk the several hundred steps... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
julie W
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church and grounds. We decided to save our walking feet by taking the funicular up and the stairs down. The church is beautiful on the inside and be sure to take the time to really look at the scenes. Unfortunately, they...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after visiting so many other churches in Portugal that are covered with the traditional blue painted tiles this was nice but not amazing. the views from the top of Bom Jesus are fantastic

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

We took a bus to the site and then the funicular to the top. You can walk the several hundred steps set on different levels. The site is amazing and similar to a church in Vietnam. The views are amazing. The interior of the church...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank julie W
Reviewed April 12, 2019

This church is the crown jewel of the Bom Jesus complex. It is one of the most heavily decorated and ornate churches we have ever seen. The high vaulted ceiling is especially ornately painted. The altar has the scene of Christ's death with large three...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

If you are a tourist in Matashinos, shame on you if you don’t go and see this lovely Baroque church. Nicolau Nasoni ( also did Clérigos tower in Porto) was the architect. Exterior is fine and horizontal style in lovely gardens, interior pleasantly unadorned with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

magnificent church and surroundings with garden with small churches, were you can see marvelous art, sculptures real size, making the story of the new testament. even for non religious, it is marvelous.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

We were down in the locality to have lunch and googles places to see in the area and this church came up. About a fifteen minutes walk from the front where most of the restaurants are but well worth the detour. You go into most...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The Church of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, also known as Parish Church of Matosinhos or Church of the Savior, was built by Architect João de Rouão (original temple) and then enlarged by Nicolau Nasoni (architect with very representative works in the city of Porto) Matosinhos...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Houses the famous Bom Jesus statue transferred here in the 16 th century from a monastery Church itself was built in 1542. Best of all this beautiful church is easy walking distance from the cruise ship dock. Beautiful gold leaf in the altar but don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

If you happen to be there don't miss it. It is a wonderfull example of portuguese rococò. You can really see how rich Portugal was during the Discoveries with all the gold.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank patferreirapt
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