Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga

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Take a unique trip with Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, a funicular connecting Uptown Braga to a shrine and statue of Saint Longinus. Although a set of stairs--the Stairs of Bom Jesus--runs parallel to the track, riding the funicular feels like stepping back in time to 1882, when it was built. Its unique system of water counterbalancing involves loading water into the car at the top of the hill, weighing it down enough to descend again. At the bottom, the car is drained so it is light enough to ascend. By using our Braga trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte and other attractions in Braga.
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  • Your legs will tire walking these stairs. The stairs themselves could do with complete renovation. They are gritty.  more »
  • We give a star to views. Another star to the historicity. What we did not like is the cleanliness of the stairs. Cleaning and painting could improve a lot  more »
  • nice romantic experience
  • It's a beautiful place to visit. I recommend you go and have the experience on the elevator moved only with water

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