Bom Jesus do Monte

To reach the Bom Jesus Sanctuary, you can go by foot, car or even take the vertical tram, an impressive piece of 19th century engineering. This was the first of its kind to be installed in Portugal in 1882 and continues to use its water-powered system to power up the 300-metre slope in just 3 minutes. The church was built later (1784) by Carlos Amarante who gave it an Italian inspired neo-classical design, which integrates harmoniously the landscape of northern Portugal. The stairway leading to the top contains 17 landings adorned with symbolic fountains, allegoric statues and other Baroque style decoration along themes such as the Stations of the Cross, the Five Senses, the Virtues, Moses receiving the Commandments and, at the top, the eight biblical figures that contributed to the Condemnation of Jesus. Any visit must take in the view from the bottom of the Stairway. Looking upwards there are the ornate granite fountains on the various landings and the white, chalice-shaped outline on which the church itself "sits".

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Visitez Braga Et Guimarães Dans Cette Visite De 1 Journée

Découvrez braga, la 3ème plus grande ville au portugal avec plus de 2000 ans d'histoire, profitez d'un pique-nique au parc de jesus et visitez guimarães!

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"We had a great time in this Tuk Tuk tour!"
Me and my friend took this Tuk Tuk tour in Lisbon old city and was really a pleasure. The guide was quite communicative and knew a lot about the places where we went so we learnt a lot about that part of the city. Totally recommend it! :)
"The best thing that we did in the Algarve!!"
The tour was amazing!! Everything... the reservation... the amability of Inês... then the boy that took us around was the best!! He explain lots of things, took us everywhere... He helped us with the pictures that we took!! Was really amazing!! The best thing that we did in the Algarve!! Thanks for everything
"I'll recommend you to anyone!"
Thank you so much for your help, it was easy to find the right place! And also the boat trip was so nice, with a nice boat, some music and the three parrots, excellent !! For sure money well spent, and I'll recommend you to anyone going to south Portugal!! Thanks again!
"Best kayak tour in Lagos!"
This tour was amazing. You get on the boat inside the marina and from there they take you to the beautiful Ponta da Piedade and you get on the kayaks and go exploring the caves! This way you keep your energy for the important part. Professional crew and everything works just fine. Recommend it a lot for all ages.

From Kayak Cave Explorer Tour À Lagos, Portugal, reviewed by: Maria, 2017-08-19
"The most complete boat tour"
This boat tour was awesome! Besides the beautiful views you get from the boat, you have access to many water toys, SUP, kayaks, etc. The lunch was very good and you could chose between roasted chicken, tuna salad and a veggie dish. Was very relaxed and we had a great time. Recommend it very much!

From Croisière En Bateau De La Côte D’or D’algarve, reviewed by: Maria, 2017-08-19
"Todo muy bien."
Han disfrutado mucho y el mar estaba perfecto. Muchas gracias!!

From Kayak Tour À Ponta Da Piedade, Lagos, reviewed by: Carmen, 2017-08-20
"It was great! Thanks so much!"
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From Benagil Caves Trip, reviewed by: Gera, 2017-08-20

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