Bom Jesus do Monte is “Portugal’s most spectacular religious sanctuary”. Indeed it is. Mind blown. Words just can’t explain it.
The site is built on a mountain side and it is a set of staircases with chapels, fountains, statues, prayer/meditation stops at each landing. At the top, you are rewarded with an beautiful church. If you’re not up to walking the stairs – I did it twice, but it is tiring – there is a funicular railway that takes you from the top to the bottom.
Again, this is one of those places that words just don’t do it justice. I wonder if the photos do. In any case, here you go.
It is on the travel path from Guimaraes to Oporto and I highly recommend it. It is near Braga – which I did not have a chance to visit.