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Artxanda Funicular

Address: Castanos Street, | Near Campo Volantin, Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 46 Attractions in Bilbao
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Sun 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:15 am - 10:00 pm

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Sao Paulo, SP
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139 reviews 139 reviews
75 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Interesting trip if you have the time, that is, spare time. Really cheap and in good conditions, and you get to see the Ciudad Jardin neighborhood, which is very interesting.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I went up on a clear, sunny day and the view was stunning. It is ridiculously cheap to get up and the view encompasses the old town, the river and the airport.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The ride is a novel one. The view over the city is spectacular, although the lighting for photos is probably better in the morning, especially in winter. It is certainly great value for money.

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Oslo, Norway
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A nice little ride to the top of the hill, giving you a good view of the city. Won't set you back much.

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orlando fl
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It is a must do also. The tracks follow a steep hill. Going up we looked downhill - impressive. Going down we looked downhill also. Like a slow roller coaster. There is a car reserved for bicycles and another for dogs.

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Bilbao, Spain
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

From the bottom station until reaching the top of Artxanda, the trip inside the "Funicular" lift is a beautiful travel back in time. The best part is when both cabins pass by each other in the middle of the railway route. The point is that the lifting counterweight is propiciated by the other cabin. That's why you have to wait... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Not the easiest to find but worth it. A quick climb above the city and a great view over it. It requires a map and a bit of care to find the way down but it was an interesting walk through non-tourist parts of town.

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Within walking distance of the old quarter and less than 1 euro each way, the funicular is a lovely way to spend an hour. It was a bit cloudy when we arrived at the top of the mountain but the views were still spectacular. If you can get into the first car the ride is much more enjoyable, although it's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

When I arrived it was very foggy so I couldnt see much. But I would imagine it would have been very nice on a good day. If it wasn't that cheap to get to the top I would have been furious since there was nothing at all to do. We went up for 5 minutes and went back down.

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Johor Bahru
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It is a wonderful way to get to the peak.The funicular ride only costs .95 € one way and it is worth the ride as the view of the city is spectacular from the top.It takes less than 4 minutes to reach the summit and the view along the journey is stunning.There is a ride to and fro Mount Artxanda... More 

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