Climb a long monumental stairway to reach Bom Jesus do Monte, a sanctuary and a Catholic place of pilgrimage, nestled on a hilltop above the city. Completed in 1811, the church features ornaments and decoration influenced by styles of different monuments in Portugal and colonial Brazil. The zigzag-shaped stairs contain Baroque-style dark granite and white plaster, whereas the rest of the site features neoclassical elements, sculptures, fountains, and ornamental gardens. You can also visit several chapels, which melt into the greenery of the place. Don't miss the chance to snap some photos of the area below from one of the panoramic overlooks. Plan to see Bom Jesus do Monte and other attractions that appeal to you using our Braga trip itinerary builder.
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Bom Jesus do Monte Reviews
To get the most out of your visit, walk up the 650 steps so you see how the church & stations unfold. There are lots of landings & places to rest on the way up. The first part is through the forest... more »
The local people were very friendly in and around the city. The cuisine was very good and the accommodation was great and we travelled by train. The only disappointment was in the service at the... more »
Amazing church structure on the top of the hill. We parked at the bottom of the hill where there is the lookout. But there are not enough parking spot there. The lookout can over see the city as well as the view of the church from the bottom. Its very beautiful. The walk (all steps) from the bottom the the top is about 30 minutes. But its worth the walk, that you can see lots of spiritual sculpture and different angle of the church from the downward view.
Beautiful church and setting. Great place for a wedding. Behind the altar is very unique and I have never seen anything like it. Got elevator up and down. Easy to get there using no 2 bus.
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