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Monumento al Pipila

Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: This monument, which sits above the city atop a large hill, is dedicated to Pipila, an Indian miner...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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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Ciudad Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This monument reminds me of the thousands of similarily styled stone heroes spread all over the former Soviet Union... Now that you are there and have seen it closely, turn around and enjoy what makes this place remarkable: THE VIEW! You won't get a better view over this beautiful city than from there. It is simply SPECTACULAR and this, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ask where the path starts, behind Teatro Juarez, and walk to the top. It's not too far, and there are plenty of places to stop and catch your breath along the way. The view is fantastic. You can see the entire city and beyond. There are a couple of bars at the top for drinks and some tourist shops, of... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are coming from the Autobus Central/bus terminal of Guanajuato, take the taxi and tell the driver you want to go to El Pipila. You will be enthralled along the way by the maze of tunnels you will be passing through, a different kind of experience. These tunnels used to be mine tunnels and drainage systems which were transformed... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Go up the funicular for a fun ride to the top (though a bit pricey). The view from this monument is fantastic--the best view I had in the city. Great photo opportunities.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you are not afraid of the finicular then do take this car to the top and back, otherwise walk or take a taxi. The sandstone statue of Pipila overlooks the entire city of Guanajuato, and from this location you can take your most memorable photos. The entire city of Guanajato is laid out below and the view is totally... More 

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317 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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