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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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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 November 19, 2014 NEW

Best view in Guanajuato! When I went to GJO back in 2010 we used the tram right behind the Teatro Juárez to get up to the top as we had heard that it was quite a hike by foot. The view is really, really nice. But beware it can get quite windy and cold up at El Pupila so bring... More

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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

.... for the view it affords of the city. It is best reached via the funicular located behind Teatro Juarez.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For a full experience and for more fun, don't take the tram! Yeah, it's tiring, but it's so fun going up (and down) using the stairs. As you go up (or down.. depends what way you go through) there's a nice painting on a wall that I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss and take pictures of. I've been both... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place has the best view of Guanajuato. You can take a cable car to get up here. The cable car is right behind Teatro Juarez. You can walk down after visiting. Definitely recommend if you come to Guanajuato.

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The funicular is a fun ride up and down, the monument itself is very attractive, but the real gem is the view of all of the city center. It's priceless!

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you pass by great, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Then again, I only drove by. That was enough to fulfill my needs.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is situated very close to Jardin Union and can be reached by a funicular (cable car), located behind Teatro Juarez. Or simply, the enthusiasts can simply climb the small hillock using staircase as well. Once you are up there, you get a stunning view of Guanajuato city, which you cannot miss. Cost of funicular is 18 pesos one side... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This area overlooks the centro de juanajuato and is a stop on one of the many tours they offer. I went at night and the view of the city is breathtaking. The pictures just don't do it justice. You can also periferia (aka, cable car) to get up and down the mountain for more scenic views and it costs about... More

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San Ysidro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a place you must visit while in Guanajuato. Grest view of entire town and a grest place to take great pictures.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The title speaks for itself. As the way up might be a bit hard to find with all the different streets, but also because it is fun, it might be a good idea to take the 'train' up (which is located behind the theater). Definately walk down as it adds to the experience of walking through the narrow streets with... More

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