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Funicular del Rio de la Pila

Santander, Spain
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You can't spell funicular without f-u-n

From the Santander Renfe train station where the Feve train line ends, you can walk along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark P
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California
Why use Shanks Pony when you can escalate and furniculate

This was fun. Its not a very steep street but it's a novelty taking the moving walkways and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KillingMoon
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Santander Renfe train station where the Feve train line ends, you can walk along the waterfront before turning away from the water,and crossing the avenue through a small market area, called Mercado del Este. Along the way there's a building that can you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was fun. Its not a very steep street but it's a novelty taking the moving walkways and the Short funicular to the top. Just walk through the archway of Santander Bank and its straight uphill from there.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

The funicular is easier to find than first appears and once you’ve been on it you can see it clearly from most parts of the downtown port area. To find it, head for the Plaza Rio de la Pila found by heading through the large...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Wandering around Santander you can't help but see the many escalators that have been built to help people up the hills. They appear in some of the most surprising places! This funicular is linked by 4 escalators and is fairly easy to find. The funicular...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Nestled away in the narrow streets above the town centre but worth finding. Only the Spanish would think of a combination of escalators and a short funicular to ascend the hillside but it’s clearly appreciated by the locals and the views going up and from...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We came by this hill train by fluke as we were taking a walk and first of all came across an escalator that assisted people up the hill, then loe and behold we came across the hill train, we did not go on it, but...More

1  Thank julierichards0n
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

A visit to Santander without this experience is not complete. Great overvieuw off the city and the snowtopped mountains. The ride is frr

1  Thank schrijver_e
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We found this place using the map, quite hard to spot. It felt a little bit rickety but is quite speedy and just goes up and down all the time. When you get out at the highest point there is a spectacular view of the...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Take the time to search this out whilst in Santander. We had a nice walk there and a short wait to get in the lift. It was lovely to squeeze in with the locals going about their every day tasks. Lovely views from the top....More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Santander is built on various steep hills, this one is the only place that has a modern lift which will allow you to enjoy wonderful views! What is even better, it is free!

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john w
30 May 2018|
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Response from carolmensor | Reviewed this property |
Calle Rio de la Pila. It’s really central. We used the Santander Bank building as a guide, from there it’s more or less one road.
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