Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Santuária Bom Jesus

On our way to Braga, we stopped at the totally over-the-top Santuária Bom Jesus, a Baroque pilgrimage center. The church itself is relatively unprepossessing, at least compared with its double staircase with stations of the cross at each landing:

I'm amused by the SPQR in this medallion, Latin for "the Senate and People of Rome." Not sure how it worked its way into this motif:


And then, there is that amazing staircase:


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