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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 31 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Take the tram, too much to walk, the view is worth every peso to take the tram. Take a lunch, not much to buy around this place for food, sit on a bench and enjoy the city of Guanajuato!!!!

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Mexicali, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It has an amazing view of the city in the day and a romantic view in the night. You can buy a round trip to go up there, once you're there you just can enjoy the view and take a relaxing moment. And you can buy some souvenirs if you want. Also there's a little bar up there so if... More

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San Francisco, California
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28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The views from el pipila are absolutely amazing! We happened to be there mid morning when the weather was glorious! but i can see how it can be HOT up there. The views are incomparable! This is a must visit so you can get a good glimpse at the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

El Pipila Is One Of The Monuments In The City Of Guanajuato, Its At The Very Top Of The Mountain . When Your Up There Its Like Looking Down From Heaven . You Can See All The Tiny Houses You Can see The Guanajuato University, Callejon Del Beso , And All The Tourist. Its A Nice Place To Sit And... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place is near Casa Zuniga where we stayed. You have to take the funicular to get to the top, or climb the stairs -- over 200 steps. You will see the view of the city. Pipila is the nickname for this guy who is a miner with a lot of freckles and one of the heroes in the Mexican... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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