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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Probably the best view in the city

No visit to Guanajuato would be complete without a visit to el Pipila with its commanding vista of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marc B
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Redding, California
Rewarding hike for day or night

Monumento al Pipila is a monument dedicated to El Pepila, a supposed hero of the War of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cherry_Wonderdog
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Acton, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cable car” (18 reviews)
“great walk” (5 reviews)
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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"cable car"
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"great view of city"
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"great walk"
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"walked down"
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"funicular ride"
in 10 reviews
"entire city"
in 11 reviews
"walk up"
in 13 reviews
"excellent view"
in 5 reviews
"guanajuato city"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
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"mexican independence"
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"worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 5 reviews
"jardin de la union"
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"pipila"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No visit to Guanajuato would be complete without a visit to el Pipila with its commanding vista of the historic center of the city. Take the Swiss-style funicular up and if you have time walk down. Be sure to bring your smart phone or camera--no...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Monumento al Pipila is a monument dedicated to El Pepila, a supposed hero of the War of Independence, set gloriously on top of a hill with panoramic views of Guanajuato. The area around Monumento al Pipila is extremely touristy which is good if you’re looking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly visited sight located at the top of a hill. Once up here, you get a panoramic view of all of Guanajuato. It's a spectacular view, you won't want to miss it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reason we went up to the monument is because we heard that it offers the best views of the city. IT DOES. The mix of different colors of the city with white university building in the center is amazing. Also the story of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view is an easy 5 stars. You will see many colorful houses and brightly painted buildings below. Also, great views of the historical town center. Not to be missed.

1  Thank packcal p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it! You get an unbelievable view of the city from up there. You cannot miss this photo op. There are several snack stands and souvenir shops at the top. We reached this destination by taking the funicular (another great view). We took a...More

1  Thank Liz M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in Guanajuato, you can't skip this place. You get this amazing view of the entire city, with its colorful homes, mountains and sky. There's also a statue of one the historical heroes of Mexico, which can be seen from most places in Guanajuato.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

I don't think too many folks appreciate the giant statue of Pipila, but the view here is exceptional! Guanajuato is such a beautiful city! We took a taxi to the site and walked down through the alleyways of the historic city.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

The history is important, but most go for a picture of the city below and on the opposite hill. Easy to get there and worth a stop.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

All city is amaizing no matter where you go, you found amaizing places. El callejon del beso, all the churches have there own history.

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rastaVancouverCanada
February 18, 2015|
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I really don't know where it starts because we were given tickets by our B&B host (we stayed at Casa Zuniga) to ride the funicular. See my reviews on Casa Zuniga which is located on top of the hill with a beautiful view... More
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