Bom Jesus Travel Guide

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Bom Jesus Transportation

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    Bom Jesus funicular, Braga, Portugal 3 more images

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 10, 2011

    From the base of the mountain, just outside Braga is the funicular that can take you to the top of Bom Jesus do Monte.
    There are several options for getting to the top other than the funicular of course, you could WALK up, or drive your car (that was our choice, although we did walk down a section of the staircase and then back up again).

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    Basilica Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, Portugal 4 more images

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 10, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Bom Jesus, or as it is more properly called
    Santuario Bom Jesus do Monte (The Shrine of Good Jesus of the Mountain)
    Commissioned by the Archbishop of Braga in 1722, completed in 1811 (seems like they sure took their time doesn't it).
    Still the Baroque basilica at the top is 400 meters above sea level and gives you a birds eye view over Braga.
    The basilica is not a fancy one, in sharp contrast it seems to the staircase leading up to it.
    Although beautiful in itself it is overpowered by those same stairs and while enjoying the interior your thoughts are ever brought back to the outside view.

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    Statues of Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, Portugal 4 more images

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 10, 2011

    Favorite thing: Scattered all over the staircase and the platforms between levels are various statues, depicting people and divinities.
    Some of the statues depcit for instance the people who condemed Jesus, like Pontius Pilate
    while others depict Joseph, Saint Longinus, and others.

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    Chapel of descent from cross, Bom Jesus, Portugal 4 more images

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 10, 2011

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    Favorite thing: On your way from Braga to the top of the hill where sits the Bom Jesus church you will pass various chapels (closed and locked, but you can look through the bars) that depict various scenes from Jesus's trials and tribulations, the ones shown here are:
    Chapel of Descent from Cross
    Chapel of the Road to Calvary
    Chapel of Jesus before Pilate
    Chapel of Simon the Cyrenian
    Chapel of the Crucifixion

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