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Monte de Bom Jesus, Braga

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First chapel built in 1373 and rebuilt in 1784. 573 steps with 17 landings, climbing 116 metres. Possible to drive to the top and park. Walk down the steps and take the vertical tram back to the top. The tram was built in 1882, still working today and completely powered by water and gravity. 

 




 

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Good to know that. I am always eager to find out more about the faith I am in. I have seen those trams, and they are just gorgeous. I didn’t know they were powered by water and gravity only!
modern Baptists and apostolic protestant churches do not have anything like this, and I miss those times when churches were art pieces. People used to put so much effort into building churches, and those buildings told them about Christ’s life in images and sculptures. And then came the book that killed the building, and fewer and fewer people looked at church walls to learn something new because they already knew all this from reading.

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Visted again about 3 weeks ago and the trams are still ploughing up and down. I believe they are 120 years old this year.

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