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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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Pipila

Pipila stands on top of the mountain right next door to our B&B, Casa Zuniga. Great to photograph and a great landmark.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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Sonoma, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After 3 weeks in town we finally took the mono rail to the monument at the top which is a short ride but very steep. Make sure you have coins with you if you need to use the bathroom as the attendant requires payment before entering. The view from the monument at the top is worth the journey as you... More 

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San Juan Cosala, Mexico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Pipila stands on top of the mountain right next door to our B&B, Casa Zuniga. Great to photograph and a great landmark.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm not going to bore you by telling you WHY this monument is here, you can read up on it elsewhere. But by all means, go up there. You can take the lift, it is one that Italiens call Funicular. It goes up at an angle. You can drive up and enjoy the view of Guanjuato from different levels and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Definitely worth a visit to the monument to see the view of the city - wonderful! But a word of caution, the climb to the top is not only not worth it, but is a very narrow staircase and ends with a ladder. We were with our 2 small children and it was very dangerous - really wished someone would... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After leaving El Museo de Los Momias, we discovered that the police had taken our license plate due to the location we parked (still think we were in the right). So we had to go to the station to pay our fine and get it back. Had that not happened, we would have missed out on the AMAZING view over... More 

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Fresno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a site worth seeing and easy to get to. It offers one of the best views in town, especially if you pay the 10 pesos to climb the stairs to the top. Unfortunately, you're then enclosed in a glass space of about 5ft by 4ft and a height of about 6ft, so it's not a space for a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Definitely worth going up to see the monument!! My favorite part was the view of the colorful buildings in Guanajuato!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The view from here was incredible the history of Pipila was interesting too. I did not have time to go inside but the outside of the monument was beautifully crafted.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a huge statue of "al Pipila" who started the most recent Mexican revolution for freedom. Start walking around the base of the statue and take in the colorful and spectacular views of Guanajuato. But, don't forget to take a few minutes to read the story of who this is and why they have erected this statue to him.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wonderful view of the city........Don't be lazy and take a cab, you will miss all the cool narrow walking paths and stair ways......treat yourself to cold beer when you get to the top...!

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato

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