Thursday, September 29, 2011

HOLY ZIGZAG STAIRWAYS OF PORTUGAL

The concept of the construction is amazing. At the foot of the mountain starts a zigzag way to the temple. Going up a pilgrim is supposed to empathize the martydoms and the way of Jesus Christ to the cross. Each turn is decorated with a little chapel devoted to one of the event of those days Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary in Tenoes, surroundings of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal. Its name means Good Jesus of the Mount. The Sanctuary is a notable example of pilgrimage site with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 metres (381 feet). It is an important tourist attraction of Braga.

Zigzag Stairways Braga


































































































































































































11 comments:

Jeevan said...

apt post replacing your blog title! Great knowing about this temple.

Destiny's child... said...

That's a really beautiful and intriguing staircase :)

Dr_JOGA SINGH KAIT "JOGI " said...

bahut hi achche chitr.thanx

Dr Varsha Singh said...

How fascinating!
Wonderful post .......

Lea said...

Wow, that would be a different stair-climbing experience! Thank you for sharing. Indeed unique and interesting :-)

R Sudhir Kumar said...

This a a amazing piece of architecture! trust you to find it

चैतन्य शर्मा said...

Interesting ...

Patty said...

By the time you were able to reach the top you would definitely be worn out.

Rajesh said...

This is unique and interesting zigzag stairs.

Rakesh Kumar said...

Good informative post with beautiful pictures.

Thanks,Babli ji.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Awful!