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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
Mon - Sat 07:15 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Quick trip to get a great view of of Bilbao

A quick trip on the Funicular takes you up where you can get a great view of Bilbao. If you have a subway Barrick card, it works here, or you pay one Euro per person it totally... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A quick trip on the Funicular takes you up where you can get a great view of Bilbao. If you have a subway Barrick card, it works here, or you pay one Euro per person it totally worth it. Take the trip and have fun!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short and cheap funicular trip (pay up and down). Great views down over the Guggenheim museum and the city. Well worth an hours trip. Walk from the museum

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well sign-posted station, cheap fare to Artxanda park with fantastic views across the city and refreshments available.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the top you can see virtually the whole city as well as the other side almost to the airport. Ticket is one way only. You must buy another ticket to come down. Or walk!

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the ride to see the beautiful view from the top and to put The whole of Bilbao into perspective.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train ride is fun and the views spectacular. Fantadic photo opportunities. Easy to access with your Barik public transport card. Being February, it was pretty chilly up there so wear your hats, gloves, scarves and thermals if you are going at the same time of year. We just had to warm up with a typical thick and rich Spanish... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great opportunity to see Bilbao from up high. Less than €1 per person to use the funicular. We didn't stay long at the top due to the weather. The service runs every 15 mins , which in colder months is enough. There are a few bars/ restaurants if you need a snack, drink or meal. Well maintained and well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the mixture between elevator and a train, which will take you up one of the hills surrounding Bilbao for a truly amazing view of the wholecity.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A funicular ride is always fun. This one is a bit steeper than usual with its 44,98 degrees incline. Originally built in 1915, the funicular takes you to the top of Bilbao, and offers a fantastic view of the city below. As with most everything else in Bilbao, hardly anyone even tries to communicate in English, hence I had to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a great way to get a view of the whole city. The furnicular was low cost and safe. It was about $1.80 USD (apprx although i can't remember exactly) per trip. We got to ride to the top and take pictures and hang out and then ride it back when we were done.

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