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Activities in Braga

Bom Jesus do Monte Free Tour

28 reviews | 253 travellers
Very good, very interesting the explanations of the guide Inés. I still have stiffness from climbing the more than 500 stairs
10 Lluïsa Casanovas

Explore a unique work of engineering with this free tour of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. You will discover a beautiful place of pilgrimage.

Explore a unique work of engineering with this free tour of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. You will discover a beautiful place of pilgrimage.

Bom Jesus do Monte Free Tour

We will meet up at 5 pm at the exit of Bom Jesus funicular railway for a fantastic free tour of the Bom Jesus Sanctuary in Braga. First of all, we will stop in front of the statue of Saint Longinus, who according to the legend was present at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Folklore has it that women who circle the figure three times will find a husband.

We will observe the Casa de Fresco da Caverna, a cave located in the surrounding gardens and designed by José Martins Branco. We will continue walking along the left path of the temple until we reach the endpoint of the Via Crucis. Three octagonal chapels from the 18th century decorate this space with detailed biblical images.

Then we will stop in the church courtyard, just in front of the 573 steps of the famous staircase and the statues of Pilate, Joseph of Arimathea, and Centurion. Afterward, we will go to the elegant Fountain of the Virtues and the Fountain of the Five Senses.

Many enigmas and mysteries related to religion also await us at the Portico Staircase, our last stop where the tour concludes after an hour and a half.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 3 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Free!

Meeting point

Funicular Railway of Bom Jesus.