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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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The water tram

Amazing old fashioned tram that uses water as the only power source!!! We spent a nice day in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maria João M
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Braga, Portugal
Very interesting

As well as making it easy to get to the top, this funicular appears to be driven by water weight... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan L
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Largo do Santuario do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-056, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

As well as making it easy to get to the top, this funicular appears to be driven by water weight. We have been on a few in the past but this method was a first for us.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice way to go up to bom jesus and a good way to preserve your energy. but you should go down by foot to see the magnific view of the church ant the stairs in front of it.

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not so long, nor really helpful in getting up (as you can drive), but it is fairly cheap (1.5 EUR one way, 2 EUR return) attraction, which is interesting from the operational and history view - it is oldest funicular of this type...More

Thank Kamil A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an good alternative than using the stair to Bom Jesus Cathedral. Its fun, cheap and fast. Its says there that this is one of the oldest funicular in Europe that is using water system to carry the train. Pretty cool to experience it....More

Thank WaegemakersChin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ride this funicular for a nice steep ride up to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. It accommodates about 35 people and it Is a hydraulic system using water to make the cars go up and down.

Thank lajacobspnr
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I was told that this is one of the oldest elevators in Europe using the water system. The trip is fast but very nice and relaxing. You can easily park the car for free and use the elevator to go up to Bom Jesus.

Thank AlxBrg_2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a no brainer On a hot summers day for very little coin you can go up and down. Saves you from having cranky teenagers!!!

Thank organicgirl48
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This elevator moves just with water movement, no electricity. It's nice to do this small trip, less than 5 minutes. It's cheap. I recommend you to do the trip up and get down walking from Bom Jesus. You've two options, one way or the two...More

Thank Phillip_Lisbon
Reviewed 28 July 2017

If you don't like to take the car or the stairs to the sanctuary, then this old elevador is another possibility. Did you allready figure out how it actualy works? (Physics-courses are a tip)

Thank Christophe W
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