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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  • At the very top of "Monte de Espinho", in the District of Tenões, at only 5 kms from the center of Braga, you will find the iconic "Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte". Also known as "Santuário do Bom...  more »
  • On your way up to the magnificent "Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte" (at the top of "Monte de Espinho", in Tenões - a district of Braga), it is a must to stop at its observation point - "Miradouro do.....  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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