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Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

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Address: Confraria do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-05, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 676 636
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Water moved funicular

A water moved funicular. The oldest of its kind still in operation in the Iberian peninsula. Well worth a try.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A water moved funicular. The oldest of its kind still in operation in the Iberian peninsula. Well worth a try.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

In 1882 they opened this funicular, which is using only water, to move. Since than there was no accident at all. It is fun to ride on it, instead of walking on the steps.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This ancient funicular was in very good shape and was just the ticket (Just over a Euro, one way) to reach the top of the mountain in a breeze. Although there are steps, they are many! When we reached the top, we were not winded from the trek and enjoyed the sights atop the mountain. The view of the city... More 

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Viseu, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was a very hot day in Braga and after descending all those stairs, the funicular was perfect to get back to the top (1,20€ one way trip). The trip takes about 4/5 minutes and during it you can enjoy all the greens and relax. Try it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I guess most people would use this to avoid climbing the 600 or so steps to the Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary. If like me you have bad knees, you may want instead to use it to come down! The price us €1,20 one way or €2,00 both ways. Personally I liked climbing up the stairs - it wasn't hard... More 

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Albi, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are visiting north of Portugal doń ´ t stay only in Porto but continue via A3 highway until Braga and visit Bom Jesus a typic site of catholic people. The Bom Jesus church is on the top of a hill with a baroc and spectacular stair. Beside on it don ´t forget to use the elevador , moved... More 

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Braga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It. is a train carriage pulled by water. It isn't expensive. It goes up the mountain. There is a car parking where you can park for free. The trip tales a few minutes and you get out near Bom Jesus church. You won't regret the journey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you are not included to climb the many steps to the top, the cable car ride is quick and inexpensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Take it to go up the hill. It's fun, it's old (so it's like taking a trip in history), it's unique (it runs with water!) and it saves you the trouble of going up 1,000 (one thousand) steps! However it will be worth your while to go down by the stairs to enjoy the scenery....It will take you about 20... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a few minutes' ride up the hill, but is is a cheap one (1,20Euro in Feb 2015) and the experience is worthwhile. It will also help you avoid the more than 500 steps up to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus.

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Address: Address: Confraria do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-05, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 676 636
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Braga

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