The Bom Jesus is a place created by faith, where the spiritual occupies the first place, but does not mean, this, disinterest for leisure and rest, that must be provided to the regulars.
The tea room (designed by the architect Raul Lino) and the event colonnade (project by the architect Moura Coutinho), with higher frequency during the summer season, offered especially interesting cultural programs in the traditional festivals, the lively minarets, concerts of music bands, shows with the best singers, recitalists and illusionists, light and symphony orchestras, tombolas, and exhibitions.
The proposals for the construction of the granite colonnade in the Esplanada dos Fornos, for the installation of various amusements, were opened on June 15, 1928, while the proposals for the roof covering of the same Colonnade were opened on September 30, 1930.
The tea room functioned as a casino, not as a gambling house, but as a place of entertainment, for example in the 50’s, every Wednesday and Saturday there were dancing “soirées”, while on Sunday’s festive matinees. It currently functions as an event space for the Bom Jesus Hotels.