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Bom Jesus do Monte

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Estrada de Sao Pedro, Braga 4715-165, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 July 2013

There's a bus (#2) that goes from downtown Braga up to the Bom Jesus complex. The stop in town is on the west side of Avenida da Liberdade (the main street that starts at the southwest corner of the Praça da República) just after it...More

31  Thank georgetacik
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 May 2012

The Bom Jesus is in an utterly degraded state, if this is to be a tourist attraction the Braga municipality must do more.

2  Thank Bruno L
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All reviews bom jesus beautiful church walk up small lake funicular railway nice walk enjoy the view take your time sunny day well worth the visit northern portugal cable car staircase steps sanctuary hill statues
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides the famous staircase and church, there is so much to explore and see. The landscaping is spectacular. There are many buildings around the property with various religious themes. The statues outside the church represent the people in Jesus’s life. Some men obscure, other like...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking was an issue, but we found a solution. As you drive up to the bottom part of the stairs, there is a little arch over the road, basically the bottom of the beautiful stairs - drop off your travelmates there, they can climb the...More

Thank FrankNamibia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many hilltops in Portugal and other parts of Europe have been sites of religious devotion since antiquity, and it is possible that the Bom Jesus hill was one of these. However, the first indication of a chapel over the hill dates from 1373. This chapel...More

Thank Anil H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must if you are in Braga. This is a beautiful site a few miles out of the city center. Up in the hills surrounding Braga you have a great view

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once in Braga it would be a sin to miss this place. There are two possibilities to get here - either by car where there is a parking spot close to the church and we never had a problem to find the space or by...More

Thank SilvieC_11
Reviewed 7 October 2018

On your visit to Braga, you'll not want to miss this big hill, huge staircase and impressive church. Great views from up on top. A bit hard to get there as we took a taxi.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Make the trip up the hill to see this. Best spot to park is as you wind up the road, as soon as you see the stairs and funicular crossing over the road, this is almost the bottom of the stairs. Short walk to the...More

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were taken here by our host at sunset and it was simply magical. The church was under renovation but still working try a visit. There are many bars and cafe to enjoy a drink and do not miss the illusion road. Very amusing. It...More

Thank grimj03
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Everything has been said in the previous reviews. Simply, you must visit this if you are in Braga. Journey from and to Braga by public bus will take 20 minutes.

Thank DejZu
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Of course, it's a must-do, you already know that. You can catch a bus up - the ticket is valid for 90 minutes. If you're within this time, you can catch it back down without paying again (see my photo). The steps up aren't that...More

1  Thank Chiew_Pang
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21 August 2018|
Response from highlando | Reviewed this property |
Longuinho foi um dos soldados presentes na crucificação de Jesus Cristo, que depois se converteu ao cristianismo.
21 August 2018|
Response from Titanium_13 | Reviewed this property |
Think it’s the Roman soldier who pierced JC with a spear & later converted to Christianity. Not 100% sure.
16 August 2018|
Response from Minicell | Reviewed this property |
Yes Avenida da liberdade to Bom Jesus... 13stops...