The Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary was featured in Forbes magazine, as it was recommended as an “essential” place to visit after the pandemic.
Noting that the Sanctuary is known for its staircase, “381-foot zigzag-shaped stairway, which leads up to a stunning Italian-inspired neoclassical church built in the late 18th century. The large terrace outside the church gives you breathtaking views of Braga.”
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The President of the Confraria do Bom Jesus, Canon Mário Martins, is very satisfied with this highlight, because, as he says, “this is an international recognition, a magazine of great prestige, such as Forbes, which we are very proud of.
The Bom Jesus Sanctuary brings together the ideal conditions for those who want to visit outdoor spaces, offering a set of unique attractions, from art, heritage, nature, religion, history, among others ”.
In addition, he points out that, “in a period of gradual lack of definition, this type of recommendation, by international media, will mainly allow a quick recovery of foreign visitors to Bom Jesus and Braga, as long as pandemic conditions allow it.”
Finally, he points out that “the inscription of the Sanctuary on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the reasons that led Braga to be elected, in the last month, by the European Best Destination, as the best European destination to visit in 2021, are also very important assets to promote this destination with unique characteristics ”.