Thursday, August 11, 2011

“Bom Jesus de Braga” seeking World Heritage status – Portugal

I quote from the Portuguese American Journal:
The sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, in Braga city, mainland Portugal, is seeking UNESCO’s World Heritage status as part of its 200th anniversary celebrations, reported Lusa news agency.

The main objective is to endow the sanctuary with an international profile to boost religious and cultural tourism, said João Varanda, president of the Brotherhood of Bom Jesus do Monte.

According to Varanda, although the submission process is still in the early stages of documentation gathering, he is confident the monument will gain UNESCO’s recognition.
Read more from the journal of our Portuguese Americans interested in World Heritage. 

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