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Artxanda Funicular (Funicular de Artxanda) Tours

Artxanda Funicular (Funicular de Artxanda)
For the best views in town, take the short and cheap journey to the top of Mount Artxanda via the Artxanda Funicular (Funicular de Artxanda). The almost 100-year-old rack railway links downtown with nearby Mount Artxanda, and, even better, views of Bilbao and beyond.

Opened in 1915, the Swiss-made track-mounted wagon climbs over 200 meters during its three-minute ascent, eventually dropping riders off at the summit. There, you can take in views of valley-cradled Bilbao, with its iconic Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum, and the River Nervión as it slithers through the city.

You’ll also discover more than just views, but a recreational area filled with gardens, a hotel and sport complex. And, if you’ve worked up a hunger, stop at various restaurants, where you can sample regional cuisine such as pinchos, essentially Basque tapas with an almost-gourmet twist, or sip on txakoli, a local dry white wine.

At just under a euro per ride, and centrally located, the funicular remains the best way to take in Bilbao, and is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Practical Info

Access to the Funicular de Artxanda is located on the western bank of the Nervión River just north of the Zubizuri footbridge, and is within about a ten-minute walk of the Guggenheim Museum.
Address: Plaza del Funicular, Bilbao 48007, Spain
Hours: Mon-Sat 7:15am - 10pm. Sunday 8:15am to 10pm.
Admission: €0.92
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Bilbao Panoramic Tour

Bilbao Panoramic Tour

Bilbao is a city in the midst of hills so you will have the possibility to enjoy it from different high point, like Begoña and Artxanda where you can have a full panoramic view of 360º of all Bilbao city.Because we have a friendly way to show you around, join us for a maximum fun, knowledge and adventure to feel like a local after your tour.
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Artxanda Funicular (Funicular de Artxanda) hours of operation: Mon-Sat 7:15am - 10pm. Sunday 8:15am to 10pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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