Porto and the North Sights

Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Our Lady of Cures Church and Shrine)

  • Monte de Santo Estevão Map It
  • Lamego
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/10/2015

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The town's most famous monument is the 18th-century Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, which is on a hill west of the center of town and in a park of the same name. Leading to the shrine is a marvelous granite staircase of 686 steps decorated with azulejos. Landings along the way have statues and chapels. At the top, you can rest under chestnut trees and enjoy the views. During the Festas de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, the annual pilgrimage to the shrine, many penitents climb the steps on their knees, just as they do at the shrine of Bom Jesus, near Braga. The main procession is September 8, but the festivities start at the end of August and include concerts, dancing, parades, a fair, and torchlight processions. Pilgrims use the stairs, but you can always drive up the road here to reach the shrine.

Sight Information


Monte de Santo Estevão, Lamego, Viseu, 5100–025, Portugal

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Nov.–May, daily 8:30–12:30 and 1:30–6; June–Oct., daily 8:30–12:30 and 1:30–7

Published 12/10/2015


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