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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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practical if you don't want to walk

Thanks to the elevador you will be able to reach the top of bom jesus without having to climb the stairs. It is practical though the trip in itself is short and has nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
217fanny
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Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thanks to the elevador you will be able to reach the top of bom jesus without having to climb the stairs. It is practical though the trip in itself is short and has nothing special to it.

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Southampton Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old tram which is pulled up and down the steep hill by water and the counterbalancing tram coming the other way. We took the tram down and walked up the stairs. Only cost about 2 euros.

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Constructed in the late 1800s, this funicular uses the carriages own water counterweight system to pull each other to the top. With an incline of 42* and about 300 meter long it is a marble of engineering.

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Thank Alex F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for a 1,5€ you can ride this very old and unique lift.its use water as counterweight a up or down you go... especially going up its beats the stairs ;)

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Thank José P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If my understanding of the system was correct, one is propelled from the bottom to the top (or indeed from the top to the bottom) by the simple displacement of water. I'll say no more than this, and leave it to you to discover the secret of this marvel of engineering for yourself. Cost was minimal, and well worth the... More 

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Thank GlenCollie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It costs 1,5 or 2 euros (i dont remember exactly) and its worthy specially to go up. Then you can go down by the stairs so you dont get too tired.

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Well worth doing, probably the shortest funicular we have ever been on. Arrives just in front of the church at the top.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

There are 3 ways to get to the top at Bom Jesus do Monte: drive to the top, walk up the very many steps, take the funicular car. We opted to ride the funi up and then walk down the staircase (because you really do need to experience the staircase). It was 2,5Euro one way for the funicular. It is... More 

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Pendleton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The ride is unique, it is cheap (2 euros roundtrip), and get you up (or down) the hill in a few minutes... but other than that, if you have seen and used a funicular before somewhere else, it is not too interesting. In any case, I would recommend taking it from the bottom; I went to the Santuary by car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It is a unique lift in Portugal , take a ride and it is an opportunity for everyone to learn how can the water be the source of energy :) The landscape is great.

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