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Artxanda Funicular

Castanos Street, | Near Campo Volantin, Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 53 attractions in Bilbao
Type: Transportation
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The actual funicular ride isn't that exciting, as you can't see much out of the windows. But the trip is well worth it for the excellent views from the park and viewing area at the top. 0.95 euros per person each way represents good value for money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I found the funicular while traveling on the tourist bus. It's a 2 lire round trip fare and the views of the city are completely worth the ride.

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Starts in a hole in the hill and has a pair of carriages looking like a flight of steps. Takes you up a tunnel, out into the light and up to the nearby hilltop where you can see all Bilbao laid out below you, as with an aerial photo. Some entertaining sculptures in the park at the summit - one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Goinf in the funicular is a nice experience and nice to seethe city from the top! nice view nice place to rest a little bit!!

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love the funicular, for a 0.95 euros it makes this a must see attraction. It takes about 5 minutes to get on the top. You can't see much from the Funicular, because of all the trees located around the truck, but once you get on the top, you are never gonna believe your eyes. Such an amazing view on the... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

spectacular views for 85 cents each way. Offers majestic views of the city, the Gugg., and the sea. It is quite peaceful at the top, beautiful and lonely, when we visited. It is well worth it.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Artxanda Funicular takes you to the top of one of the hills around Bilbao and it is a must if you visit Bilbao. The view from the top is fantastic on a clear day and the ride to the top takes about 3 minutes. When you get to the top go to your left and there is a park with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

just a little difficult to locate but plenty help on hand. The view from the top is out of this world. Hope it's fine for you. It could do with a coffee shop up there but its all about looking at the city from on high.

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Lisbon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Artxanda Funicular takes you to the top of one of the hills surrounding Bilbao, offering stunning views of the whole city and a clear idea of how it evolved throughout times. There is also a spectacular view of the Gugenheim Museum - a must! This sightseeing place is set amidst a very pleasant and well tended garden where you can... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I think funiculars are great - both new and old. Riding this one gave me a local flavor and the view from the top provided a great perspective of the city. This is definitely worth including on your trip to Bilbao.

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