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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga

Bom Jesus do Monte is a sanctuary in the town of Tenões, about 5 km from the town of Braga in Portugal. Braga is situated about 45 km north from Porto and about 25 km northwest from Guimãraes. Bom Jesus do Monte is situated on top of a 116 metres high hill overlooking Tenões and Braga. The sanctuary was built on the spot of a 14th century hermitage site. In 1629 a small pilgrimage church was built dedicated to Bom Jesus, the Good Jesus. The construction of the present sanctuary started in 1722 and was completed in 1811. At the end of an impresive stairway a Baroque church was built. The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is famous for its zig zag shaped stairway. The chapels lining the Baroque stairway are dedicated to the Stations of the Cross. The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is a famous pilgrimage destination in Portugal, pilgrims traditionally ascend the 577-step stairway on their knees. In 1882 a water powered funicular was built to make the sanctuary easier to access. The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2019.

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Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga -  Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is a famous pilgrimage destination in Portugal, pilgrims...

 Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is a famous pilgrimage destination in Portugal, pilgrims traditionally ascend the 577-step stairway on their knees.

  1. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga -  Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is a famous pilgrimage destination in Portugal, pilgrims...

     Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is a famous pilgrimage destination in Portugal, pilgrims traditionally ascend the 577-step stairway on their knees.

  2. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga - Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The sanctuary is situated in Tenões, about 5 km from the town of Braga in Portugal. The...

    Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The sanctuary is situated in Tenões, about 5 km from the town of Braga in Portugal. The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2019.

  3. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga - Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: Bom Jesus do Monte is situated on top of a 116 metres high hill overlooking the town of...

    Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: Bom Jesus do Monte is situated on top of a 116 metres high hill overlooking the town of Tenões and the town of Braga.

  4. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga -  Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The sanctuary was built on the spot of a 14th century hermitage. In 1629 a small pilgrimage...

     Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The sanctuary was built on the spot of a 14th century hermitage. In 1629 a small pilgrimage church was built dedicated to Bom Jesus, the Good Jesus.

  5. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga -  Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The construction of the present sanctuary started in 1722 and was completed in 1811. At the...

     Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The construction of the present sanctuary started in 1722 and was completed in 1811. At the end of an impresive stairway a Baroque church was built.

  6. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga -  Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The ceiling of the Baroque church. The construction of the church started in 1784 and it was...

     Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The ceiling of the Baroque church. The construction of the church started in 1784 and it was consecrated in 1834.

  7. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga -  Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: In 1882 a water powered funicular was built to make the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte...

     Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: In 1882 a water powered funicular was built to make the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte easier to access, it was the first funicular on the Iberian Peninsula.

  8. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga -  Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is famous for its zig zag shaped stairway.

     Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is famous for its zig zag shaped stairway.

  9. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga -  Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: One of the chapels of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. The chapels lining the...

     Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: One of the chapels of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. The chapels lining the Baroque stairway are dedicated to the Stations of the Cross.

  10. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga - Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: Our own 1974 Classic Mini in front of Bom Jesus do Monte. The sanctuary is accessible by foot,...

    Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga: Our own 1974 Classic Mini in front of Bom Jesus do Monte. The sanctuary is accessible by foot, by funicular and by car.