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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #8 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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Merritt Island, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The structure itself is impressive, and the story even more so, but the view of the city is what is most memorable. Great photo opportunity.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's a ten minute walk from the center by stairs. You go through nice small alleys, and end up at the top with a nice view.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son and I are afraid of heights, but we managed the ride on the funicular (look up, not down!) to get to the top. Great view of the city. Nice walk back down.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This monument to a revolutionary hero is not so much about the statue as it is about the vista. Get to it on the road less travelled by walking up from the east side (Subida a San Miguel), where narrow old streets give surprisingly great view and photo ops on the way up. Then walk down the west side by... More

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San Jose, California
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You need to come this place and see how beautiful Guanajuato is. this place is up on the hill aside the town, and you have option to take cable car or walk from down side. There is a monument on the hill but it is not the most valuable thing to see here. Instead, you will be able to overlook... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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