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Monumento al Pipila

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
Description: This monument, which sits above the city atop a large hill, is dedicated...
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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Very nice views of the city. Fastest way to go is using the tram next to jardin De la unión. You can also walk to callejón del beso and hike your way up . We'll worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very nice views of the city. Fastest way to go is using the tram next to jardin De la unión. You can also walk to callejón del beso and hike your way up . We'll worth it.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

there were too many people to appreciate the true beauty of this place and there were some construction materials left near the statue, which was not pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Amazing view of the city, you can learn the history for a tip from locals, the monument is very big, you can pay $5 pesos to use binoculars and $10 pesos to visit the pipila's small museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a must see. The view from this place is gorgeous! Any taxi driver can take you to this place. There is a small Mercado going down some stairs. In this place you can buy nice souvenirs.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

For the best views of the city visit the Monumento al Pipila, views from here are breathtaking, also take a little time to find out about the monument and who the pipila was. Dont just go for the views take time to learn a little about its history as well. From behind Juarez Theater you can take the funicular up... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are cable cars that go up to the top that are fun to take. They are small and look a little scary but it is worth doing. A lot of walking around the top but the views of the city are amazing.

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Bucerias
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

He's the local martyr/hero. You can see this from just about everywhere in town, really good landmark to get your bearings. Take the funicular mountain railway from behind the San Diego church, runs constantly. Great views.

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Grassy Creek, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This monument is not the point. Overlooking Guanajuato is worth riding up, walking down. We shopped for a souvenir bag and were given a guide to Guanajuato.

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Desoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's a great walk up countless stairs to reach the monument. Once you reach the top, the view is outstanding. It make the walk worth it. You can also take a cab or the monorail if you don't feel like walking.

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San Jose , Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

From here you can see the whole picture of beautiful Guanajuato . Do take the stairs down is a nice and safe walk

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