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Don't forget to take a trip on the funicular and see the city from a different perspective.

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Artxanda

A bird's eye view of Bilbao.

Artxanda is one of the two small mountains that ‘watch over’ the city, and one of the most famous and mystical places in Bilbao. The other is Mount Pagasarri. These two mountains marked the border of the original city. Artxanda is now one of the large green spaces used for sports and offers a feel for the history of the town. One of its main attractions is the funicular, which connects Artxanda to the centre of Bilbao. Built in 1915, it is still one of the most fun and fastest ways to get to its peak. You can take the funicular next to the Town Hall, and observe the city from a completely different perspective. Once you have arrived at the peak, make sure to thoroughly observe the city. Now you will understand why they call it ‘el botxo’ (the pit). Other cultural attractions include the set of tunnels, which now connect Bilbao to the Sondica area. This project was started by Indalecio Prieto in the Second Republic, but was not finished until 1995. It provided numerous hiding places during the Civil War and was the scene of several battles.



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