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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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07:15 - 22:00
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Sun 08:15 - 20:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A must while in Bilbao

The panoramic view from the top is awesome and shows you the whole of the town with ist surrounding hills and the river. A very nice local person explained us the surroundings and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rehovot, Israel
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Rehovot, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The panoramic view from the top is awesome and shows you the whole of the town with ist surrounding hills and the river. A very nice local person explained us the surroundings and showed us photos of the old town next to the entrance of the cable car.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the tickets are very cheap 80 cents one way. when you get to the top the views are spectacular well worth it but it can get very busy.

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Thank Nick P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to be in Bilbao on a sunny March day, so we took the railway to the top on a Sunday morning, and are really glad we did. What a view. It is amazing to see the valley of Bilbao from up there, and also the valley with the Airport. a fantastic place for photos, and really good... More 

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Thank TheFrankster
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The funicular runs every 15 minutes and takes 3 minutes to reach the top. At the top is an area of parkland with lots of grassed areas, wide paths, restaurants, sculptures. and of course, great views.It is very reasonably priced.

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Thank MAN1938
Cancun, Mexico
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It was pouring with rain in Bilbao so we decided the funicular could be a good idea, as it has a roof. Wrong! It's a cute little ride, but nothing out of this world. I think the view is probably what makes it so special, but on a day when it's pouring and cold, all we could see was fog,... More 

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

When you get to the top of the funicular railway, the views of the city and surrounding mountains are breathtaking, you can also see all the way to the coast.

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Malters, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The funicular de artxanda starts at the plaza del funicular on the hillside close behind the Zubizuri bridge (Calatrava). From the top station walk up to the left into a small park. You get a great overview on the whole of Bilbao, from the old town to the left over the riverbend with the Guggenheim Museum etc. A good way... More 

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Thank Pradatsch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We wandered the city asking where the funicular was and like most long time residents, they were not sure. But then we found a couple that did know where it was but they spoke little English while we spoke little Spanish. But together we figured it out. We were about to give up when we found it. Oh my. Because... More 

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Thank Wayne W
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great railway, fab views but very neglected at the top! Even the cafes are a bit sad... Go for the views and come straight back down!

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Thank sstoksie
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very good value for money under 1euro for each trip up & down , if its a clear day you have stunning views of the city on one side the sea & Bilbao airport on the other. lots of benches for you to sit in around a park .The only down fall, once on the top there is no shop... More 

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