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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The monument itself is fine, but you need to come here for the View. The City is different to most in Mexico but to full appreciate how different it is you need to see this view.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great place to see the whole city and take pictures. You can either drive there (bus or cab) or take the "funicular" to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a must when you go to Guanajuato. Is the best view in the entire city, you can see the hole city and the history behind the monument is one of the most popular stories of the independence of Mexico. I highly recommend it!! Is the perfect place for a photo of your trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

You have to know this, the view is just beautiful and there's a stand where you can get a traditional desert made of corn in a cup that'll blow your mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

When I think if guanajuato, I immediately think of el pipila! This is the best part of the city to get a view and one of the most beautiful as well, a cannot miss in ciudad de guanajuato and it makes you feel like you're in a paradise.

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

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