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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  • The Bom Jesus elevator is located in the sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. Operated by the Confraternity of the Bom Jesus do Monte, connects uptown to the sanctuary, a gap of more than 100 meters high, and follows a course parallel to that of the Escadórios of Bom Jesus, ending, in the upper part, near the equestrian statue of Saint Longuinho. Being the first funicular built in the Iberian Peninsula, is currently the oldest in service in the world to use the system of water balance. On 23 May 2013 was classified as a monument of public interest
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  • A century-old attraction not to be missed. May choose to go up and down in the elevator, or do only one of the paths in the elevator and the other by stairs.
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  • Built in 1882 this has thrust hydraulic lift, completely inert to the environment. Very nice ride.
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  • Do not miss this old elevator. It works with the counterweight of water with which load the cabins. Note as you fill it at the start of the downward travel. Precious tour. It is only 👍👍👍📷
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  • Um sítio muito bonito
  • Esse elevador só vale a pena se o turista quiser primeiro conhecer todas as capelas do santuário. De cima para baixo, a pé e depois voltar pelo elevador. Não vale a pena como passeio, vale apenas como serviço para poupar as pernas na subida
  • Funicular railway to mount to the Bom Jesus! Because that climbs!
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  • Muito interessante. Este elevador movido a água é muito catita. Pode apreciar tanto a subida como a descida. Recomendo o bilhete de ida e volta.