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Monumento al Pipila

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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This monument, which sits above the city atop a large hill, is dedicated to...

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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Beautiful view

A must-do. It's a bit of a climb, as the funicular is not operating, but it is well worth it for the view. There is a decent restaurant at the top to have a drink or snack with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must-do. It's a bit of a climb, as the funicular is not operating, but it is well worth it for the view. There is a decent restaurant at the top to have a drink or snack with the view as well as street vendors. Spectacular view of Guanajuato.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an overcrowded touristic place with lots of street vendors surrounding you, the main interest being the impressive views of all the centre of Guanajuato. You can spend hours identifying the main highlights of the city which are at sight from here. An additional interest is the cable car to go up there but it was under repair at... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is "the place" to view the city. It is a great view of a unique city. If and when the funicular is operating, take it. If you are young and healthy walk up. Otherwise, share a taxi and have the driver wait to take you back. If I were to stay in the city for a while, I would... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The funicular would have been fun - alas it is closed indefinitely. A long winding drive or short steep hike gets you to a so-so heroic statue with an unfortunate later addition ( looks like he's holding a turd). The view of the city is, well, informative but that's about it. I'd skip it if I were you.

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gto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pipila does have an interesting story but the reason to go up to the monument is to see the amazing view of the city. There are several different paths that take you up.

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Thank ruby1885
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing panoramic views. The walk up is steep and about 20 mins, but you can take a taxi from zona centro for 40pesos (about $3 us) We taxied up and walked down. Steep walk down, too.

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Freestone, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

You can go up in a taxi for forty pesos..but I opted to take the bus for 5 and it meandered through the streets and wound its way up...the viewgives a good idea of the layout and location of key sights...then walk back down and get other perspectives . End up right back downtown in the center...

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

The main draw of this place is the view of Guanajuato from here. You can see about everything! You can have fun trying to spot landmarks and your hotel. Too bad the funicular is not working at the moment, but the punishing walk up is worth it for the views. There is a cafe there, where you can have a... More 

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Campbell, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We climbed the stairs to the Monument and it's really not that bad. You can stop and rest periodically if you start to get tired. For younger people, it's somewhat fun to see what is the fastest time to the top...particularly when you see men carry heavy loads of brick up and down on their back! At the top are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This monument is a must! the views from this high point of Guanajuato are amazing; we took the city tour that ended at the Pipila, we got there at sunset, it was beautiful to see the city all light up!

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