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Monumento al Pipila

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Address: , Guanajuato, Mexico
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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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Nice view

Must see. But go with the tour. Very nice view, but it's not worth the trip up on your own. Too much traffic to go by taxi and too far to walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Must see. But go with the tour. Very nice view, but it's not worth the trip up on your own. Too much traffic to go by taxi and too far to walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The monument itself is .. whatever, but the view of Gto from up there is fantastic. Be aware, the Funicular was out of service when we visited. It's a sweaty walk up the stairs (easy and interesting walk back down) or a short taxi ride to the monument.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The best town view can get once you reach this monument which can be reached by a funicular which you can find just aside Theatre Juarez

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Photographers and tourists alike will want to see this classic view, one of the most impressive cityscapes I've seen in my travels. Dusk or dawn when the city lights are on is the best time. Keep in mind it can be quite crowded in the evenings, so serious photographers might opt for dawn instead. I took a cab up, and... More 

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Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Getting here can be tricky, especially by car, but it is worth it if you want to have a nice view of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a beautiful monument and the view from up there into the city is very nice and provides a new visitor a good layout of the city below and its primary spots. The monument itself is very beautiful and mist definitely worth the trip to see it.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I wish we would have spent more time at this location. What a view of the city, color full houses look so beautiful !

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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The monument itself isn't that much of a look, but the view from the area around it is stunning. It's quite a walk to get up to the top, but it's way much easier to get down. You can enter the monument, but there is a fee to do so. I never entered it since I didn't felt it was... More 

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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
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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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