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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  • Just experimenting is fantastic, the experience of returning to the beginning of the 20 century and feel the nostalgia of those ancient times.
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  • No emotion after this descent/recovery does not feel, especially if already skated in such coaches before. Suitable for those who do not want to climb, descend even more futile exercise and a waste of money. Advise if possible physical power walking.
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  • It's a funny attraction. We made the trip and back costs two euros. The interval time between the back and the back is ten minutes.
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  • It is quickly up or down by a modico price
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  • Place ... Spectacular ... Beautiful ...
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  • Great place and recommended go up in the elevator.
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  • Excellent: good for relax, great for children's leisure and spend the day in bom jesus makes me want to go back there.
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  • A place of great beauty and with a fantastic view over the city of Braga
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