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Ascensor del Pilar

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Address: Calle Nuestra Senora del Pilar 19, 50720 Zaragoza, Spain
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Go at sunset for the best light on the basilica

Great option for the whole family. Once you recover from the vertigo induced by a glass step over the elevator shaft, you're in the comfort and protection of the enclosed viewing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abigail S
Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great option for the whole family. Once you recover from the vertigo induced by a glass step over the elevator shaft, you're in the comfort and protection of the enclosed viewing area.

Thank Abigail S
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514 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was 3 euro entry, not 2 as someone else said. (the museum is 2 euro). You go into a glass elevator & are whisked away at speed to the top. Both the up & down made my stomach jump. At the top is a platform, maybe 1.5m wide, thats open to the outside elements. Not sure what I was... More 

Thank dalton1skiing
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went early and had the advantage of sharing the experience with only one other person. The main viewing platform is reached by lift, and the area is open so great for photography. there is a higher viewing point which is reached by a modern spiral stairway. At this higher level, the windows are glass covered, so you need to... More 

Thank Jean L
Zaragoza, Spain
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had to wait several minutes in the queue but it was worth it. Price is €2 and you get to enjoy one of the best views in Zaragoza. In a good day without fog, you can see as far as the Pyrenees on the North, and follow the river path both from West to East within the city. The... More 

Thank Paco E
London, England, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is one of the best parts of visiting the basilica although obviously the religious splendour is a must see first. The views from the tower are just spectacular - the river, the countryside around the city, and the rooftops of Zaragoza, Go right to the top if you have the legs to do it and are not afraid of... More 

Thank RichardT870
Berlin, Germany
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The entrance is quite cheap. I think that I paid for both only 6 euros. At first you have to take the elevator and at the top you can take the stairs if you want to climb higher. Its quite difficult to take some pictures from the top because you have some thick class infront of you than but the... More 

Thank ChinChiller117
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited just after it reopened at 4pm - very quiet. Modern lift topped by a series of modern staircases ending with a rather tight spiral staircase that starts on a glass floor section! Fantastic vies from the very top but you have to look through glass windows which weren't very clean and affected the photos. An almost equally good... More 

Thank Andrew_and_Yoko
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I actually did not know I was afraid of heights until I took this Ascensor. I got a great picture, so I recommend it. However, if you have issues with heights, beware

Thank Jill W
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

When you go to the Basilica del Pilar, take a ride up in the Ascensor del Pilar (an elevator up one tower). You will see a great view of the city of Zaragoza.

Thank CyndeeLaw
Bucharest, Romania
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32 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The platform at the top offers a great view of the roof of the Basilica, the Ebro river and Zaragoza in general. A bit crowded at the top platform, but well worth the small entry fee.

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