Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga

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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  • It is hard to believe that someone has decided to build such a monument. But someone has. It is a stunning sight for the tourist to experience and probably even more so for the believer. A staircase i...  more »
  • This magnificent church is at the top of the mountain and has a unique staircase that makes a beautiful design. She served as inspiration to Aleijadinho for the Church of Congonhas-MG. the gardens are beautiful and there are several chapels counting the sabra road, in addition to the various sculptures scattered outdoors. A must-see tour. The altar of the church is beautiful and stages the crucifixion of Christ.
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  • 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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