Funicular

funicular

What is the meaning of funicular?

Definition of funicular (Entry 2 of 2) : a cable railway ascending a mountain especially : one in which an ascending car counterbalances a descending car.

What controls the movement of a funicular?

The movement is controlled by a brakeman using the brake handle of the rack and pinion system engaged with the rack mounted between the rails. The Bom Jesus funicular built in 1882 near Braga, Portugal is one of the extant systems of this type.

What is the Nazaré Funicular?

I naugurated in 1889, the Nazaré Funicular connects the two communities of Nazaré -- the one down in the center by the beach, and the one up on a cliff, in Sítio. It departs every 15 minutes, and offers a panoramic view along the way. It travels up 318 meters (1042 feet), and is used by tourists and locals.

Where is the funicular station in the center of town?

The funicular station down in the center of town is on Largo do Elevador (at the northern end of Praia da Nazaré, follow the sign pointing in its direction, and go down the narrow Rua do Elevador).

What is the origin of the word funicular?

The noun funicular descends from an earlier adjective funicular, meaning relating to a cord under tension. It was also influenced by funiculaire, a French word used for a type of railway that is dependent upon cables (or on cords under tension).

What is the meaning of funicle?

(Botany) of or relating to a funicle 1. of or pertaining to a rope or cord, or its tension. 2. worked by a rope or the like. n. 3. funicular railway.

What is the difference between cable car and funicular?

funicular - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars. cable railway, funicular railway. cable car, car - a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway; they took a cable car to the top of the mountain.

What is a funicular cord?

funicular (fyo͝o-nĭk′yə-lər, fə-) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or resembling a rope or cord. 2. Of, relating to, or constituting a funiculus. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. funicular adjective Referring or pertaining to:

How do I get to Nazaré by funicular?

The Nazaré funicular operates daily, from 7:15am to midnight, with departures every 15 minutes. The funicular station down in the center of town is on Largo do Elevador (at the northern end of Praia da Nazaré, follow the sign pointing in its direction, and go down the narrow Rua do Elevador).

What are the main attractions in Nazaré?

One of the main attractions in Nazaré is the funicular. In case you don’t know, a funicular is a cable car that goes up the mountain or hill. In Nazaré you can go from downtown Nazaré up to the city square while enjoying a beautiful view over the city of Nazaré as well as Praia da Nazaré.

When was the funicular of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré built?

On 28 July 1889, the line was blessed and inaugurated as the funicular of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, in honour of the Virgin Mary, protector of the town. At the event was the Ministro das Obras Públicas ( Minister of Public Works) and the Ministro da Fazenda ( Minister of Finances) and Dr. António Lúcio Tavares Crespo, then owner of the line.

Who invented the funicular in Portugal?

On 15 October 1888, a partnership was developed by Tavares Crespo, Francisco Morais, Joaquim Carneiro D’Alcáçovas de Sousa Chicharro, José Eduardo Ferreira Pinheiro, Barão de Kessler and engineer Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard to construct a funicular in Nazaré, with the entity seated in Lisbon.

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