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Funicular de Artxanda

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Address: Castanos Street | Near Campo Volantin, Bilbao, Spain
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+34 944 45 49 66
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7:15 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:15 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Tipycal Bilbao's excursion

A nice getaway from the city center on an old train that goes up to the top of the city. Stunning views of Bilbao. Once on the top, you can eat in a classic informal Basque... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Getxo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice getaway from the city center on an old train that goes up to the top of the city. Stunning views of Bilbao. Once on the top, you can eat in a classic informal Basque restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you go to Bilbao it's a must to get the funicular up to the top of the mountain as the views are spectacular. When you're up there you get the full picture of Bilbao and hot it sits in the landscape.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only 95cents to travel each way and the funicular leaves every 15 mins all day long. Well worth a trip to the top to check out the views. There is a rustic bar there too with a lovely garden, so get a nice drink to toast the trip! Open booking office at both ends so easy to purchase tickets from... More 

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harrogate, england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a couple of euros, this a 3-min ride up to the top of the steep hill with great views across the city and a bit of a stroll in a different (& pleasant) area of Bilbao

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the experience of riding a funicular is always odd, particularly as you see the other car coming at you before the track splits. The view from the top is worth spending the time and money on.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What I found really interesting is that it is open until 10pm in the evening and we actually went up when it was already dark outside to see Bilbao from up high with its lights. I have to say I was very disappointed that the Guggenheim is not lighted better at night, it would be amazing to see the structure... More 

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poynton, cheshire, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

95 cents each way seemed a good price to rise above the city. Great views from the top, an area to walk round and a great restaurant to sit in the sun and have a drink.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an easy and cheap trip to the top. The views were excellent, but there was little else to do at the top although local families had picnics, etc.

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dekalb, illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takes you to the top of a hill overlooking the city. The view is well worth the trip. However, one can reach the same location by car so this is only a 'must' for those without cars.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going up the cable car was great. You get to see a bit of the outskirts of the city and it has absolutely amazing views. I would try to go on a clear day as the views will be better. The ride up is about five minutes and the cable car comes every 10 minutes, so it's not a huge... More 

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