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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  • Above, this cable car from the 19th century is filled with water that drains on the way down and it pulls up the cable car coming from the bottom. An eco-friendly technology.
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  • A good choice not up and down hundreds of steps that is lol. For 2 euros you can get on and off or by 1.20 only rise
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  • Scenic lift or funicular of wood to climb to the main church of the shrine. Access by car from the foot of the Hill is little used. Most used it from the top down and because access is more practical and signposted. Ideal for children-riding. 2' 50€ way and back. Every half hour.
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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.