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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Take a cable (funicular) (18 pesos each way) from the behind of San Diego Church. They may not have a change, so do not bring 500 peso bills ( most of bank teller will change to smaller bills, but opening hours are until 3 or 3:30). Once in the cable, facing up, try to stay on the right window for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It gets crowded but the funicular and the view are worth the wait! Avoid the tourist trap souvenirs that are cheaper in town.

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Newark, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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