Bom Jesus funicular - Braga, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FBBHaegar
N 41° 33.295 W 008° 22.671
29T E 551882 N 4600547
Quick Description: The Bom Jesus funicular (Portuguese: Elevador do Bom Jesus) is a funicular located in Bom Jesus do Monte, city of Braga, Portugal.
Location: Braga, Portugal
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:24:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM6T9W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 23

Long Description:
The funicular was built in 1882 by Niklaus Riggenbach and is the oldest in the Iberian Peninsula.

It is the oldest funicular in the world moving by water counterbalancing, loading water into the car at the top of the hill, which weighs it down so it sinks to the bottom, at the same time drawing the lighter, drained car up the hill, where the process starts all over again.

The funicular track is 274 metres long and descends 116 metres, giving an average gradient of around 42%.

Journey time: 2.4 to 4 Minutes
Cars: 2
Capacity: 38 passengers per car
Seasonal?: Open All Year

Funicular's Official Website: [Web Link]

Length of Track: 274 m

Angle of Incline: 42°

Elevation: 116 m

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