Funicular del Río de la Pila

Funicular del Río de la Pila, Santander: Address, Funicular del Río de la Pila Reviews: 4/5

Funicular del Río de la Pila

Funicular del Río de la Pila
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,018 contributions
Best views of Santander.
Jun 2019
This funicular is quite a new phenomenon for Santander. It has been transporting citizens for free since 2008. Working hours are very convenient: from 6 am to 12 PM. The cabin is large and can accommodate 20 people. Even the bike will fit if You want to climb up with the bike. However, the main motive for the tourist is the wonderful views of Santander. Perhaps the best views.
Written April 9, 2020
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helendc1
Stirling, UK355 contributions
Fun!
Nov 2019 • Couples
We went up and down on this and it was an amazing ride. There is nothing at the top but the views are amazing! We loved the street escalators going up to it as well!
Written December 4, 2019
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Damien B
36 contributions
What a view
Jun 2019
well worth the uphill walk and trip on the funicular to see the wonderful views from the top, we visited on a lovely sunny but breezy day.
Written September 4, 2019
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niamh
Donegal Town, Ireland132 contributions
worth a visit, it`s free!
Jul 2019 • Family
A free spin in a funicular, why not! This is a 5 minute walk directly across from the Botin building, there are some of the city`s wonderful escalators and moving walkways to get you to the base of the funicular and a peculiar mural of some malevolent looking squirrels also. This seems to have been built to facilitate the local residents who live up the steep hills surrounding Santander, rather than as a tourist attraction, it was all locals using it, with shopping etc. get off at the 3rd stop for the lovely views, this is a simple free pleasure
Written July 8, 2019
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KarenJane32
Bordeaux, France15 contributions
Quick, free, clean.
May 2019 • Couples
Lovely views from the top of the funicular. It runs from 6am until midnight. Clean and is free to use.
Written May 29, 2019
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Kevin O
Castleknock, Ireland68 contributions
take a trip
Mar 2019 • Couples
not a lot to seat the top. Good view of the city , worth the experience and free to use. Easier than walking up all the steps
Written March 26, 2019
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mariatoppah
Scotland, UK111 contributions
interesting and practical
Dec 2018
unfortunatley it wasnt working when we got there so had to climb steps steep hill / thats why they have a funicular and outdoor escalators in some parts of the city
Written January 3, 2019
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helendc1
Stirling, UK355 contributions
Fabulous Views!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Free funicular that gives you to access from the centre of Santander to the upper part of the city, with breathtaking views over the beautiful bay of Santander. Really nice part of the city to explore.This is an amazing ride, there are 2 stops at the top so remember to stay on till the very top. It has moving escalators to get you to it.
Written October 21, 2018
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Toby B
Boston, MA134 contributions
View from the Top
Sep 2018 • Couples
Moving walkways and a free funicular -- it doesn't get much easier than this to take in the impressive panorama of downtown Santander and the Cantabrian Sea. Once at the top, and after taking all those pictures, it's worth spending a little more time exploring the immediate neighborhood. Walk left from the funicular, alongside the playing field (on your right). In a few seconds, you'll reach a small street. Turn right -- and just ahead, across that larger street, are a choice of cafes where you can enjoy indoor/outdoor seating, tapas, drinks . . . and do some people-watching. A perfect complement to the funicular expedition and the view from above!
Written October 19, 2018
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Brant
Bury, UK38 contributions
Great find
Aug 2018 • Family
Discovered this on Trip Advisor while looking for things to do in Santander. Were so glad we did, while not much else was open in the town we decided to go on a little walk to find this and I’m glad we did. It was very strange using escalators in the street, all part of the fun!! And then basically get a lift to the top. The views from above were great, lovely scenery, fantastic views of the sea and local area. The walk back down was very steep but again was part of the fun! I would definitely recommend to do this its a great free activity.
Written August 23, 2018
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