Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga

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4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • This tram is powered by water and is very old. When traveling in it we travel through time! I strongly recommend!
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  • We used the elevator to go up to Bom Jesus do Monte. It saved us from walking up hundreds of steps. It was well worth the few euros! 
  • Have you ever walked into a water-powered lift? If you do not have to come here because it is the only one in the world right now! Not to be missed.
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  • 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.
  • Fine elevator, but the walk is more beautiful. You can also walk up and down only.
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  • Magnífico! Não se pode perder!
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