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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 30 attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: A great place to view Guanajuato, tickets (boletos) to ride the tram up to Monumento al Pipila are an inexpensive and worth every peso. The tram... more »
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Newark, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Right next to our bed and breakfast Casa Zuniga! Beautiful Views along with vendors selling food and nice things to buy!

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Littleton, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We decided to skip the funicular and hike up to this monument from the Jardin de la Union. Quite a few steps but all in all, not too bad. For those who consider doing this, remember Guanajuato is at 2000 meters (6600 feet), so the air is rare. The monument is showing some age but is worth the visit. The... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is where you can experience the iconic view of Guanajuato. Best vista in the city, hands down..don't forget your camera!!

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Edinburg, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

You can get to this sight by car or bus or by incline. And once you get there you are in for a treat. The view of the city from this monument is spectacular. The story of Pipila (the skinny chicken) is part of the story of Mexico's efforts toward independence. The site buses with vendors and visitors.

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Oxnard, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

i took both the Fanicular and a drive up there, as well as walk half way up. all led to a picturesque view of the city. i did go up the narrow strairs, into the plexiglass area. Very narrow,and not safe for many to walk inside the monument. it costs 13 pesos. i did this on a monday, but for... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We took the funicular up to the monument. The views are wonderful, but, since Guanajuato is so hilly, there are many places with outstanding views. The statute is not particularly well crafted. There is a small museum, but we didn't visit it. Not on my must-see list in Guanajuato, but enjoyable.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Excellent view of the town from here, a must go, take a panoramic photo from the Mirador and buy some souvenirs while on top.

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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The statue is humongous, overlooking the town. A must if you are in the area, the view is amazing. Take the tram up the hill for less than a dollar.

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Read up on the history before visiting otherwise it will mean very little to you. Just a big stone statue of a revolutionary. The statue itself doesn't have all that much to recommend it, but the views of the city from here are wonderful. You can see the multicolored houses in the valley and on the sides of the mountains.... More

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Roswell, Georgia, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's just a little spot where you can get a great view of the valley where Guanajuato is nestled. It's a convenient place to park and take the tram down into the city.

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