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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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Beautiful views of guanajuato

The story of Pipila is interesting. The statue is very large and serves as a landmark from throughout the city. The main reason to visit is for the impressive views of the ity... read more

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The story of Pipila is interesting. The statue is very large and serves as a landmark from throughout the city. The main reason to visit is for the impressive views of the ity. I took the steep hike to climb the hill. I would however recomend taking the furnicular.

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take the funicular and stay at the top for a drink at the nearby bar with amazing Terraza views. You won't be disappointed!

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Guanajuato is beautiful and this view in Pipila makes it even better to overlook the city. We actually drove and walked about a minute to get there. Theres many shops around to buy souvenirs and grab something to eat. It a must to stop by just to see the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a hassle to walk up to the monument, however, you can always catch a ride on their funicular which transports you to the top of the hill in less than 3 minutes. Once you up on the top, it is breathtaking. you see the amazing view of the town. it is definitely my favorite spot to visit in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a few ways to get up to the monument...bus, funicular or walk. We took the funicular up and walked down. Only took about 10 mins. The monument is ok, but the views across the city are impressive. It's not to be missed! I read the best time to go is just before sunset to see it go behind... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was GRANDPAcking in Guanajuato for 7 days. A trip up to the Pipila is almost compulsory. Elderly folk might find the walk up the cobbled streets and steps a bit tiring ... especially on a hot day. I would advise those people to take the Funicular to the top (MXP20 each) and to walk back down. That way, you'll... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked down to my hotel to visit the monument of the Pipila, you must learn a little bit more of history before you visit it. Anyway the view of the city is outstanding from uno there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is always busy. You get the most amazing views of the city. You can take the funicular up and walk down callejon Tecalote or take the funicular both ways for 25 pesos each way. There are lots of vendors by the monument. Some of the best street food I ate. It's a great place for photos but not... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can get to the Monumento al Piplia either by walking up a pretty steep sidewalk or take the 60-second funicular to the top. I'm not a big fan of funiculars, but I road it with my grandson anyway. Adults cost $25MEX while kids are only $11MEX. How often they check funicular cables in Mexico did enter my consciousness! Nonetheless,... More 

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go in the early evening and stay until dark. The city views are stunning. This is a must for photographers.

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