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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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... more »
Definitely worth the short drive from Braga - I’d recommend it to anyone. We went on a Friday during the pandemic and it was incredibly quiet. The gardens were beautiful and the cafes at the top were.... more »
Got to go attraction and UNESCO monument. Amazing view of the city and you have to climb the staircase at least once in your life so you can reward yourself with a coffee and ice-cream at the top, and descend in the over 100 year old water rail-lift.
Either walking or taking the transport which is 2.50€ return or 1.50 € one way (at the time of writing this) there's a nice view. Be aware that there's no discount for kids nor the elderly and the driver quite possibly doesn't have a good mood (in case it matters). If you decide to walk then you can also see some exhibitions along the way up to bom Jesus.
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