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Ascensor del Pilar

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Address: Plaza de Nuestra Senora del Pilar 19, Zaragoza, Spain
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Great view, but took a year off my life

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jill W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Vlad S
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Take the lift to the top and walk the spiral staircase, the most amazing views of the river and town are from here. Would recommend to everyone visiting the city

1 Thank Burwayman
Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The lift is located just to the rear of the Basilica (just outside the back door). For 3 € you can get to the first platform in the tower where you have amazing views across Zaragoza (on a clear day you can see the entire city). You can then climb to the very top of the tower via a spiral... More 

2 Thank Stuart B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Well worth the low price tag to go up the elevator and then the long flight of stairs to get perfect views of the city of Zaragoza and the roof of the Basilica. Even if you don't like heights (unless you have extreme fear), you should be able to go up the elevator to the first level. The roof of... More 

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Herentals, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The open-side elevator takes you in no time to the top of the tower. If you want to reach the highest point, you need to take a few steps through some narrow alleys, which is a nice experience. Once you are up you can look around the city and than you see how big it actually is. A must do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was on my list of must do in Zaragoza and it was definitely worth the stairs. Chose a great day and had amazing views.

Thank Lynne W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It's a cheap activity with no time limit. As long as you aren't afraid of heights, or small narrow spaces, then you will be fine! Lovely views on a clear sunny day. Don't go on a busy day (weekend) as it can be a bit sardine like. The roof of the basillica is lovely!

2 Thank Jennifer-Kent
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This provides the best view in the city and if not scared of heights is a must for all visitors to church. The lifts takes you almost to the top and offers a great view for those not able to mange the spiral staircase to the summit.

Thank William W

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