Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga

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Take a unique trip with Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, a funicular connecting Uptown Braga to a shrine and statue of Saint Longinus. Although a set of stairs--the Stairs of Bom Jesus--runs parallel to the track, riding the funicular feels like stepping back in time to 1882, when it was built. Its unique system of water counterbalancing involves loading water into the car at the top of the hill, weighing it down enough to descend again. At the bottom, the car is drained so it is light enough to ascend. A visit to Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Braga trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Be sure to save your energy for the walk down and wandering around up by the church by taking this very old (but structurally sound) funicular escalator tram. Lots of fun to do with a group.  more »
  • This is a great way to get to the top. Very good value for money. You can also ride outside the car in the front fantastic.  more »
  • The oldest water elevator in europe, barat, representing a wonderful experience. Takes us to Santurario do Bom Jesus one of the most embelematic religious sites  more »
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  • Both the elevator (funicular) and specially the park are unmissable experiences if you're nearby Braga or visiting the north of Portugal. From the top you can see what is surely some of the best sunsets of the whole country.
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  • Religious attraction that evokes Lourdes, panorama
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  • Nice, fast, comfortable, yet I recommend climbing on foot.
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Where to stay in Braga

Make the most of thousands of years worth of history in Braga by staying in a hotel in the city's celebrated town core. An array of mid-range hotels are wedged in among its winding streets and secluded squares; many of these feature decent rates and easy walking access to nearly all of Braga's popular sights. You can also opt for an apartment rental or guesthouse, most of which are offered by local residents to visitors, to get a similar old-town experience with a bit more privacy and independence. For some peace and quiet away from the tourist crowds, reserve a spot at the nearby monastery.
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