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The Marian Sanctuary Way

The Marian Sanctuary Way


Close to Braga there are three major Portuguese sanctuaries dedicated to Mary, Mother of God.

2.5 kilometres to the east of the city, there is the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte (Good Jesus of the Mount). This Baroque construction is surrounded by the dense greenery planted by the Order that took over the site in the 16th century.

Further along the same road, there is the Nossa Senhora do Sameiro (Our Lady of Sameiro) sanctuary, well worth a visit due to its vantagepoint looking out over the surrounding countryside.

On leaving Sameiro, 10 kilometres further along the Bom Jesus road, heading through the Serra de Falperra, you find the Church of Santa Maria Madalena (Mary Madeline), a beautiful example of Baroque architecture.

The Marian Sanctuary Way
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