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Monumento al Pipila

Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This monument, which sits above the city atop a large hill, is dedicated to Pipila, an Indian miner...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This monument, which sits above the city atop a large hill, is dedicated to Pipila, an Indian miner who was killed after taking up arms against the Mexican government in an Indian revolt.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Take the funicular up to the monument...snoop around, if you are not the adventurous type there is not much to see up there other than the monument, a few venders and a beautiful view of the city

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you're staying at one of the local hotels, and need a translator or tour guide, be sure to sign up at a concierge desk where ever you decide to stay so they can help you make the hike up the mountain to see the iconic Pipila! You'll learn more about the history and significance of this giant monument that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Definitely you should not miss this great (the best) view of the most beautifull town in Mexico! Various calours of houses, university and all churges will just catch you and will take as much pictures as you can. You will also be fascinated by the night view. It is really unforgettable : ).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The monument is impressive in style and grandeur and it honours a brave man. It is at the top of the Funicular, kind two birds, one stone. I paid (very little) to enter and climb up stairs to the top of the monument. Worthwhile, but don't do it in a crowd, there is very limited space up there and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great place to go in late afternoon to enjoy the colours of guanajuato, take the funicular unless you enjoy a good cardio

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The best view of the city of Guanajuato! Beautiful! You can see this place on a guided tour, or you can take the cable car to the top if you like!

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Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's a hike to get there but so worth it! We went during the day and at night to take in the view of the city in the daylight and after dark! The walk up through the streets and alleyways provides great exercise and a chance to see some of the architecture and color of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You get a full 180 degree view of the amazing city of Guanajuato in all its glory. My recommendation would be to go just before sunset. Not only to you get to see the beautiful colours of the buildings and city by daylight, but once the sun goes down and the whole city lights up it is just equally marvelous.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Worth the walk up through the alleys or you can take the fanicula but it's not the same. Save 18 pesos and do some exercise. The view from the top is exceptional, a little windy so bring a jacket. You can buy food and snacks at the top. Experience the Charm of Guanajuato from El Monument al Pipila.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We walked up to the monument from town via a winding walkway..murals along the way and a good way to work off breakfast or lunch! 180 view of Guanajuato from the top and great pic taking. It's a busy city with lots of students and of course, the Diego Rivera museum/house a must see. Take the hike it makes it... More 

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