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Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

Confraria do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-05, Portugal
+351 253 676 636
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Braga
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Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
28 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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112 reviews 112 reviews
82 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the oldest funiculars working on water. They fill up the top car tank with water untill the car starts to move, then they put a little bit more water in the tank and the car is going down, the other up. Below they empty the tank and fill up the upper tank. Great to see how this works... More

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Tetouan, Morocco
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125 reviews 125 reviews
35 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Something which you must do when visiting Braga is to take the elevator to Bom Jesus. This ancient elevator has been operating since 1882 and is really remarkable. It operates by water. There are two carriages which operate simultaneously. The one at the top is filled with over four thousand litres of water, this weight then lowers the carriage by... More

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Highland, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were suppose to stay there for 5 nights, however after 1 night we checked out. The AC did not work so the room was over 80 degrees. They did not have anyone that could fix it. We tried to open the window for the cool evening air but the staff worked until 3am and they were just under our... More

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Cleveland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Apparently this is the oldest in the country. The rickety wooden carriage takes you up and down a few hundred yards, but nothing much to see for the trees.It saves a long haul up however!

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Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Remarkably this "elevator" runs on water and is more than 100 years old. The ride up and down is worth it just to see how if operates. In our case it was a life-saver given that one of our party injured his knee on the trip and it would have been impossible to climb the steps.

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Haifa, Israel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

for those , like us that climbing up this hill is a too heavy burden and risk, it is recommended to use this funicular, it is fun although the relatively short trip, at least take it up bound .

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Braga, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This elevator is more than hundred years old and is still running! It's worth to see how this elevator works just with water and it's worth the ride up and down the hill. Children absolutely love this!

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The elevator turns the journey comfortable because the stairway is too steep with hundreds of steps.

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Oakland, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

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

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