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Monumento al Pipila

Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 43 things to do in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Fun place to visit and fun place to see the entire city. You can take a cab up here but the best experience is to walk all the way from the central plaza.

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Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There are awesome views of the entirety of Guanajuato from the base of the monument and the statue itself is impressive due to its size but nothing much to it other than that. No public bathroom (as is the case with much of Mexico) but there are clean pay bathrooms nearby on the west side of the base of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A must place to visit when you are in Guanajuato! The best postcard photos you will ever get of the city. Colourful and vibrant homes and The Cathedral lays Majestic in the centre of town!!!

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Chelan
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The whole experience, from the Funicular ride, to the statue, and on to the breathtaking view of the colorful city in the valley can't be missed. At this time of year the funicular is only running on the weekend, so plan accordingly. For 18 pesos each way it is a bargain...unless you want to make the very steep climb.

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Vancouver WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is the best place to get a grand view of Guanajuato. Take the funicular behind the Teatro Juarez up the hill and a very short walk to the monument to get a great view and take lots of photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Take the funicular up to the monument...snoop around, if you are not the adventurous type there is not much to see up there other than the monument, a few venders and a beautiful view of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you're staying at one of the local hotels, and need a translator or tour guide, be sure to sign up at a concierge desk where ever you decide to stay so they can help you make the hike up the mountain to see the iconic Pipila! You'll learn more about the history and significance of this giant monument that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Definitely you should not miss this great (the best) view of the most beautifull town in Mexico! Various calours of houses, university and all churges will just catch you and will take as much pictures as you can. You will also be fascinated by the night view. It is really unforgettable : ).

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Mackenzie, B. C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The monument is impressive in style and grandeur and it honours a brave man. It is at the top of the Funicular, kind two birds, one stone. I paid (very little) to enter and climb up stairs to the top of the monument. Worthwhile, but don't do it in a crowd, there is very limited space up there and it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great place to go in late afternoon to enjoy the colours of guanajuato, take the funicular unless you enjoy a good cardio

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