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. Best of all, it's completely free!
Bom Jesus do Monte Free Tour
We will meet up at 3:30 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.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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.
1 hour 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
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.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Funicular Railway of Bom Jesus.