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“Unique” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte
Ranked #4 of 74 things to do in Braga
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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Unique”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 cable to the bottom which in turn lifts the carriage from the bottom to the top, of Bom Jesus. Amazing.

The day I chose to explore the area a local elderly man with his two large dogs, an alsatian and an alaskan malamut . Clearly a fairly frequent occurrence the dogs were impatient to get on and immediately flopped to the floor at the front of the elevator to ride it to the top. Of course it was the perfect photo opportunity for passengers with cameras.
Ride the elevator to the top, the views over Braga are beautiful; then walk the steps back down.
The cost is 1.20 Euros one way

Visited July 2014
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Cleveland
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“An old funicular”
3 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited June 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“100 Years Old!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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“old noisy but still working perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

Visited May 2014
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Braga, Portugal
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“More than hundred years old and still running!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited August 2013
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