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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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Amazing place for evening visit

Old church of Braga.. amazing on the top of the hill... during the night, just amazing sun set can be seen... wonderfully lighted up in the night... quite and superb for pious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
cbepdyche
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Coimbatore, India

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Coimbatore, India
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47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old church of Braga.. amazing on the top of the hill... during the night, just amazing sun set can be seen... wonderfully lighted up in the night... quite and superb for pious people to spend time in church...

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Accrington, Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always intended to walk to the top but as the day was so miserable, we took this ancient water balanced funicular. Which was fun........And Dry! Reasonable price. Return ticket is much less than two single tickets.

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Thank swampbeastie
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It is very famous tram, powered by water. The scenery is beautiful. Do not forget to try it. I think the price is around €3/person round trip.

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Prince George, Canada
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This water counterbalanced funicular saves climbing about 120 vertical meters to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary. The rail car at the top takes on water and drains it at the bottom. The process is repeated and the counterbalance pulls the lighter car up as the heavier one descends. It is a short ride but at 1.2 euros, it's probably the cheapest... More 

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Thank Larry B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

its a great way to get back up for the lazy people among us. We walked down the stairs then took the Elevador up , cost 1.5 Euro

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Thank Adam K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A must see!! This is the oldest funicular in the world moving by water counterbalancing. Use it to access the top of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. A beautiful journey into the past, best way to start a visit to a historic sanctuary! Simply wow!

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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Trip up took about 3 minutes, after waiting 10 minutes for the elevator to depart. On our way back we then walked down the steps which I can recommend. Elevator is very cheap.

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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

One of the oldest functioning water system funiculars. An absolute delight to travel in, and relatively inexpensive. Well worth the visit

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Braga, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

You must use the oldest funicular in the world moving by water counterbalancing, to access to the top of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. A beautiful journey into the past, best way to start a visit to a historic sanctuary!

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

The rickity vernicular was a neat touch, although a bit expensive. I recommend doing one way with the stairs and one way with the elevator.

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