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. By using our Braga trip builder , you can arrange your visit to Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte and other attractions in Braga.
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  • A fun trip and very nice, for those who want to avoid the natural weariness to climb the staircase to the Bom Jesus do Monte.
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  • We arrived just before the funicular uphill left and it was already full. We ended standing on the open platform *in front of* the cabin which gave us a front row "seat" (standing) during the ride up....  more »
  • It's a funny experience, that if it's up and down it costs 2 Euros. Being in one direction only 1.20 Euros. As moves by the weight of water, does not cause no pollution. Recommend.
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  • It's a beautiful place to visit. I recommend you go and have the experience on the elevator moved only with water
  • Beautiful place. Totally worth the climb to the top. Great view
  • I was on the morning of September 10, 2017, the round-trip direction generally need to wait 15 minutes or so, the entire course of about two minutes, flanked by lush forest, one-way 1.2€, roundtrip 2 €. The uplink suggests standing at the rear of the rail, and the downward proposal sits in the first row of the car near the front. There are free parking spaces in front of the entrance of the mountain Ropeway, which can be stopped. There is a Portuguese restaurant not far away and the business is very hot. You can have a picnic nearby. 😜
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  • Only the best way to start a visit to Jesus. Get on the elevator and descend on foot by escadatório. Inaugurated on 25 March 1882, never have registered an accident. Works only with water and gravity, a simple mechanism for his genial and counterweights. It was the first funicular of the Iberian Peninsula and is the oldest in the world with water balances.
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  • It is worth visiting.
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