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“Great Views of the City!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Artxanda Funicular

Artxanda Funicular
Castanos Street, | Near Campo Volantin, Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #6 of 49 Attractions in Bilbao
Type: Transportation, Other
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North Chicago, Illinois
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“Great Views of the City!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Funicular is a nice experience. It costs about 1 euro and takes just a few minutes to get you to the top of the hill. There are several restaurants there too. The views of Bilbao are outstanding . Visit after you've toured the city so you can spot the landmarks.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth the trip for the views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is well worth the 95 cents each for the half mile trip up the mountain just to see the views from the top. There is a nice parkland area at the top with a couple of restaurants.

Visited September 2013
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“Easier than walking up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was a pleasant enough ride up and down. And there was a nice park at the top, but that was it. We walked around a bit and saw a few bars and restaurants that we didn't go into. We would not put this at the top of our must-do list.

Visited August 2013
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“A good introduction to the city.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Cheap at under E 2 for a return ride. Great views nice park at the top. We couldn't see any bars etc so a picnic would be good.

Visited August 2013
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“Nice Funicular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

It is hard to rate funiculars, they are all so dependent on where they are. This one offers a good view of the charming downtown and its ugly outskirts. It runs every 15 minutes and is usually crowded. If you get there first, you can get a good view. If you are the last to board, you will not see much. The price is right. At the bottom, you have a bit of a walk in any direction to see something interesting. At the top there are some restaurants of middling quality and a nice view of the city, but one not ideal for photographing because of the several power lines. Still, it is worth a trip.

Visited August 2013
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