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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  • You have to go! It's a work of art by Gustav Eiffell's disciple (yes!) Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, and it uses the weight of the abundant water of Bom Jesus mountain. It is quite an adventure either to....  more »
  • This elevator needs to be on your to do list when you are in Braga and want to visit the church of Bom Jesus. It's only 2.50€ both ways and takes around 2 minutes. It's 130 uears old and works...  more »
  • It's an experience I'd say. Walking up to a hill with a noisy elevator. Scary for some, awesome for the other crew. It's not something I'll do it again. My advice is: Don't go here alone!  more »
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  • nice romantic experience
  • 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
  • You're in need of a background intervention in the house from which you pick up the elevator to climb and the whole wide surroundings. Lack of bathrooms. Parking of tourist buses to prevent the passage..... Etc
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  • The most practical way to access the sanctuary of the good Jesus. It's a water-powered elevator. The weight of one makes the other move. And quite interesting. It costs 2.50 euros to go up and down. It's worth it because climbing the stairs is more than 350 steps
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