The elevator turns the journey comfortable because the stairway is too steep with hundreds of steps.
We rode up and down while seeing nothing of the monument. If you have never been on one, you get to see one coming up and passing midway. Run about every 10 minutes. It is unique in that at the top the hydraulic filling takes place from a pipe to make the brakes work, and the water is dumped at... More
It was a rainy day and the three of us were the only passengers. A might pricy for a short trip (but for us, it beat walking up all those stairs!). The water-weight power system is unique, quite interesting, and easily viewed and photographed.
The location is excellent with a very nice view of the park and the city. The terraza that surrounds the restaurant is a very nice place and and the food was very good, some tipical portugueese food and some nice international food also
This special tram connects the upper part of the city of Braga and the Sanctuary. It is run by the Brotherhood of Bom Jesus do Monte. It was built on the initiative of Manuel Joaquim Gomes Braga, with design of the Swiss engineer Niklaus Riggenbach. The specifications were received by mail and the installation of the equipment was made under... More
The birds were chirping and the rain was falling as we sat on the Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte. If your feet are barking from exploring and walking take this ride up to the top and then walk down. Such a great experience to ride an elevador that is moved by water. We chose to ride up and then... More
Since this Elevador is also part of history, you just have to experience this when visiting Bom Jesus do Monte, gives you a different view of the stairs ( a bit too much trees I would say to really get a decent view) and it at least saves you quite a climb! It really isn't that expensive and if you... More
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