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Funicular de Artxanda

Funicular de Artxanda
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At the end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century, a large number of “bilbainos” (town people of Bilbao) are using the mountain of Artxanda as a recreational area and for strolling, that is the case that a casino and “txakolis” (a typical basque place to drink local white wine) was been constructed, where the people can enjoy their leisure time. This is the reason that from the year 1901 to 1912 was taken into account the project prepared by Bernardo Jiménez of a rack rail train that will connect the centre of the Ville with the mountain of Artxanda. This project was not pursued due to lack of finance. But in 1915, the Management of Public Work approved the project of Mr. Evaristo San Martín y Garaz. At this moment the Funicular de Artxanda society was been founded. On 7th of October, 1915 the first trip taken place, being the Mayor of the Ville Mr. Benito Marco Gardoqui. Source: bilbao.eus

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