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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 28 attractions in Guanajuato
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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Da Nang, Vietnam
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Downey, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visit this monument to look down on Guanajuato! You could see everything from the University of Guanajuato to El Theatro Juarez!! Its great at night and in the day! Vendor and food!!! Simply Amazing!

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Duncan, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Our friends who came to stay with us had been to Guanajuato before, however they had no idea of the perspective Pipila offered because they had spent their short stay downtown. You can access it by taking a bus with Pipila signage on it (5 pesos), a taxi (30 pesos) the Funicular ( 18 pesos each way), or if your... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The monument to Pipla is located on a hill overlooking the city. Breast panoramic view.He is commemorated for burning down the gate of the Granary where all the Spanish were holed up to escape the insurrection. He is depicted with stones on his back to protect himself from Spanish fire coming from the fortress.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We hiked up once and took the funicular for a second trip. Both were fun. The view is spectacular from here, and the shops across the street were my favorite in town. I bought T-shirts from a friendly older gentleman who warmed up when I used a little broken Spanish.

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Las Vegas
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19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Wonderful location overlooking the city. The monument is a tribute to a significant part of Mexican History.

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Cypress, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

What a fabulous place to see Guanajuato like you can't see from anywhere else! Enjoy the vendors, views, and other folks hanging out.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was probably the highlight of our visit to Guanajuato. The funicular, which takes you up to Al Pipila, was fun to ride. We were lucky and had it all to ourselves. We came around 10 AM, and the place was quiet. There were only a couple of tourists snapping photos, and locals selling hand-made goods and snacks. Go to... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Impressive monument on a hill overlooking Guanajuato. The view is great. Unless you are in superior physical shape, take the funicular (reciprocating cable car) up from behind the Teatro Juarez.. The vendors and guides can be a bit pushy around the monument but a simple wave off usually works.

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