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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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1500km around Portugal - July 2015

excellent experience and a great marvel of engineering. best way to go to Bom Jesus, or if you have courage you can do it by taking the stairs :) great view over Braga

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Espinho, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

excellent experience and a great marvel of engineering. best way to go to Bom Jesus, or if you have courage you can do it by taking the stairs :) great view over Braga

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is the older working funicular in the world using the counterweight water system. It's an awesome and fun way of getting visiting the Bom Jesus Sanctuary. There is a free parking available if you want to leave your car.

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was an awesome experience. Reminded me of my kid days. The view is good and the feeling is great. It's an unique experience as this is the world's oldest water counterbalancing funicular. Well worth the ride

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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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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