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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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An unique means of transporte

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Braga
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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70 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
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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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Braga, Portugal
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29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The elevator is moved by diffentce in the potential energy. On top the elevator is filled with water which is discharges when he arrived at the bottom of the hill. Nice to visit and to do nice pictures inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The oldest funicular in the world moving by water counterbalancing is the Bom Jesus funicular built in 1882.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is one the most exciting tour on a elevator moved by water system. Its a short trip but the view and the place offers unique sensation. Round trip 2 euro. In the top of the Bom Jesus, dont miss the church and the Park views.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Bom Jesus funicular, the oldest in the world operated by water counterbalancing. They load water into the car at the top of the hill, which weighs it down so it descends to the bottom, at the same time drawing the lighter, drained car up the hill, where the process starts all over again. Ingenious!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

High on a hill outside of town, but easily reached by a bus every half hour, you will be forever moved by what you see inside the church and naturally the grounds and views are just helpful in making this a must stop in Northern Portugal.

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Ottawa, Canada
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Worth the drive up (even in the rain!) then take the funicular down (or up or both!). Make sure to spend an hour or two walking around the paths and through the grounds.

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