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Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

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Address: Largo do Santuario do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-056, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 676 636
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You must definitely try this if you visit Bom Jesus. It is very accessible and very nice to make. Try it !

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Braga, Portugal
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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must definitely try this if you visit Bom Jesus. It is very accessible and very nice to make. Try it !

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The oldest water powered funicular railway is a fun way to get down from Bon Jesus after walking up the steps. We visited on a rainy day so did not get the best view. However, it is a good place to visit on a wet day.

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Thank DCFMyers
Massama, Portugal
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is a Tram that must be taken to appreciate the beauty and "technology" of the equipment! and up there "see" how it works... with water!

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Thank Luis c
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning facility. Take the tram up and enjoy a leisurely way down. Be sure to stop and look back up at the gorgeous, complex architecture and into each of the chapels depicting biblical scenes.

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Thank Rockynn
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old elevator works with water and goes up and down the hill of Bom Jesus for 2 euros. Better then all the steps.

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Thank Bruno S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firs, to get here just catch bus number 2 right in front of the train station. It is very cheap to go up, only 1.20. If you like to walk I recomend to go down using the stairs because you will see great views of Braga city and also catch fantastic views of the church with all the statues n... More 

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Thank Binarysir
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank 217fanny
Southampton Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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Thank Fandango11
Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 June 30, 2016

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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