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Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

Largo do Santuario do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-056, Portugal
+351 253 676 636
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We chose the ride up and then walked down, it is a tiring walk down and it’s a good idea to wear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aliye5
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York, United Kingdom
An engineering masterpiece! must see when in Braga!

This water powered elevator is a impressive masterpiece of 19th century engineering :) worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Piotr P
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Largo do Santuario do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-056, Portugal
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+351 253 676 636
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the ride up and then walked down, it is a tiring walk down and it’s a good idea to wear comfortable shoes!

Thank Aliye5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This water powered elevator is a impressive masterpiece of 19th century engineering :) worth visiting withoun any doubt!

Thank Piotr P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just before the funicular uphill left and it was already full. We ended standing on the open platform *in front of* the cabin which gave us a front row "seat" (standing) during the ride up. It made for a fun time-lapse video. If...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Our tour group took this vintage funicular to the top of Born Jesus Sanctuary. It only took a few minutes to get to the top. This funicular is not a sightseeing vehicle. It is a system of easy access. We all took the steps down...More

2  Thank kimsatty
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The day we were there the funicular operated every half hour. The ride takes 5-7 minutes. What interested me is the system which uses the weight of water in the car going down as a counterbalance to the weight of the car coming up. When...More

1  Thank waterwizard_28
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

It is a ride to nowhere and you see nothing. If you are going to do this it is only because you can not walk the steps up and down.

1  Thank RayMiami
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We waited almost an hour for the funicular to take us down the hill. There is no schedule posted and the service does not conform to the frequency in the Lonely Planet guide. Staff do not seem to care when then choose to operate.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte is the best option to avoid the 600 steps needed to climb to the sanctuary. One way to use it is to take the funicular till the sanctuary and then go down by the 600 steps stair which is...More

1  Thank Miguel2770
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We bought a return ticket 2 euros each and the short ride is worth it if you are not capable of walking the steps. O

Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Amazing old fashioned tram that uses water as the only power source!!! We spent a nice day in the woods and the sanctuary on top of the hill has a stunning view over the city. It is worth to use the one way trip to...More

Thank Maria João M
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