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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: A great place to view Guanajuato, tickets (boletos) to ride the tram up to Monumento al Pipila are an inexpensive and worth every peso. The tram... more »
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Take the tram, too much to walk, the view is worth every peso to take the tram. Take a lunch, not much to buy around this place for food, sit on a bench and enjoy the city of Guanajuato!!!!

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Mexicali, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It has an amazing view of the city in the day and a romantic view in the night. You can buy a round trip to go up there, once you're there you just can enjoy the view and take a relaxing moment. And you can buy some souvenirs if you want. Also there's a little bar up there so if... More

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The views from el pipila are absolutely amazing! We happened to be there mid morning when the weather was glorious! but i can see how it can be HOT up there. The views are incomparable! This is a must visit so you can get a good glimpse at the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

El Pipila Is One Of The Monuments In The City Of Guanajuato, Its At The Very Top Of The Mountain . When Your Up There Its Like Looking Down From Heaven . You Can See All The Tiny Houses You Can see The Guanajuato University, Callejon Del Beso , And All The Tourist. Its A Nice Place To Sit And... More

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place is near Casa Zuniga where we stayed. You have to take the funicular to get to the top, or climb the stairs -- over 200 steps. You will see the view of the city. Pipila is the nickname for this guy who is a miner with a lot of freckles and one of the heroes in the Mexican... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The structure itself is impressive, and the story even more so, but the view of the city is what is most memorable. Great photo opportunity.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's a ten minute walk from the center by stairs. You go through nice small alleys, and end up at the top with a nice view.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son and I are afraid of heights, but we managed the ride on the funicular (look up, not down!) to get to the top. Great view of the city. Nice walk back down.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This monument to a revolutionary hero is not so much about the statue as it is about the vista. Get to it on the road less travelled by walking up from the east side (Subida a San Miguel), where narrow old streets give surprisingly great view and photo ops on the way up. Then walk down the west side by... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You need to come this place and see how beautiful Guanajuato is. this place is up on the hill aside the town, and you have option to take cable car or walk from down side. There is a monument on the hill but it is not the most valuable thing to see here. Instead, you will be able to overlook... More

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