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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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Fun quick ride up on funicular, great city views

For the panoramic view of the city take this 25 peso ride and walk down. Great views and lots of fellow viewers - and vendors. Impressive statue and many food stands but little... read more

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the panoramic view of the city take this 25 peso ride and walk down. Great views and lots of fellow viewers - and vendors. Impressive statue and many food stands but little historic info. It's a must do. The graffiti at the site and the lack of security or staff was unlike other areas of the city. We walked... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really, not much better close up than from far away (e.g. with zoom on camera). Only visited as our hotel was next door

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The is a must- do in Guanajuato. The view from the top is spectacular and there are some nice shops and a little outdoor market with several food stands. The funicular is cheap, smooth, and easy. In my younger years when visiting Guanajuato, I walked at least one way but I must say that the round trip funicular ride made... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You should take the funicular, if you a bit lazy, but more impressive will be, if you climbed it from down of the city following the small lanes ( callejones) up to the monument of Pipila. If you arrive up you should enjoy a cup of fresh fruit from one of the many vendors. Than you can enjoy this breathtaking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Guanajuato would be complete without riding the funicular up to see El Pipila, the monument honoring the miner who heroically burned down the door to the city's grain storage building as part of Mexico's bid for independence. The best part of your visit will be the tremendous views of Guanajuato as the monument itself is nothing spectacular.

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the funicular to the top, enjoy the breathtaking views and maybe a cup of fresh fruit from one of the many vendors. 50 Pesos round trip.

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Thank Laird W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mezmerizing view of the valle. It was the last stop on a great tour, and frankly we were tired, in a good way.

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Thank Patricia M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view from the town and the Pipila is well conserved. The only problem is about the traffic since there is no coordination for all the cars going in and out

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monument sits atop one of the hills overlooking Guanajuato. Great place to get excellent panoramic pictures of this very hilly city. I don't recommend driving up there. I can be difficult to find and very crowded. Take the tramway up from the Centro. Well worth the visit. Many quality shops near the tramway. We visited one leather shop that... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not drive there, parking is scarce, there is a cheap ski cart taking from bottom. Great view of city and surround area.

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