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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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A fun way of skipping the steps to the church.

Although it doesn’t offer any views of the city it is an interesting way of going up to the church... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ana F
via mobile
Hydraulic train elevator

Very fun way of transportation. At the top the train tanks are filled with water. This way the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bart v
via mobile
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  • Excellent55%
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  • Average9%
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Largo do Santuario do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-056, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although it doesn’t offer any views of the city it is an interesting way of going up to the church. Ticket is 1.20€ one way or 2€ return

Thank Ana F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun way of transportation. At the top the train tanks are filled with water. This way the train is heavy enough to go Down the sloop of the Hill. Going Down a spring is being windes, so When the train is at the bottom,...More

Thank Bart v
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unusual water powered funicular railway, still chugging away for 100+ years. Keep watch over your kids because safety railings weren't in the 19th century what is normal in the 21st, and its cars don't seem to have been updated. Easy public bus access to base...More

Thank ITBJ55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Elevador itself doesn't offer any views, it just takes you from A to B and back. The return ticket is good value at 2 euros if you want to avoid the many steps, but don't expect it to be an attraction. The most interesting...More

Thank Molto80
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

While in Braga, you can't skip this experience that, though it is a small trip, it is very interesting to do as there are very few water elevators in Europe well conserved and still working.

Thank Catarina R
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

A massive cathedral located on top of the hill. Surrounded by few cafes, old buildings and a big garden. Cool water-operated short elevator that skips around 700 steps. Back and forth trip is 2€. Beautiful setting. If you come by car, would recommend driving all...More

Thank Jaana_Soulforge
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

To avoid a very steep walk in the heat, we strongly advise taking the Elevador up and walking down from Bom Jesus Excellent value!

Thank ddilling30
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Took the funicular to the top to get to Bom Jesus do Monte and the fare was very cheap.. Unfortunately you couldn't see any scenery or views due to the trees obscuring everything. But at the top was fabulous.

Thank RorysRavers
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The staff was very friendly, they took us up with a group so we shouldn't wait the regular schedule.

1  Thank ddrole
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

It is a historical place, Bom Jesus do Monte, just worth doing the tour is magical. Note: water powered elevator!

1  Thank Pedro L
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