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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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One of the best things to do

Here you'll get an excellent view of Guanajuato. Different and better view of Jardin de la Union, Universidad de Guanajuato or Basílica, etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Juanito B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Here you'll get an excellent view of Guanajuato. Different and better view of Jardin de la Union, Universidad de Guanajuato or Basílica, etc.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just the drive alone up to the monument is spectacular and looking down from there even more so. It is a very interesting monument, build in memory of one of the heroes in the war of independence . You will be bombarded with souvenirs and booklets but that OK. Take the funicular (it's fun) up to the monument if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth you time to climb up, which leisurely will take about ten minutes . If you need time to rest, maybe double the time. It's no more strenuous than climbing up some steep steps of stairs. There great signposts along the way, hard to get lost. The climb up the stature was nothing special. One ends up in a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the funicular up and back, rather than face the strenuous walk. The views of the city are very good, but there are lots of vendors hawking their wares and this detracts from the experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the short but steep funicular ride on our way up and walked the stairs down. We climbed the monuments narrow stairs up to a muggy glasscovered top that allows a view no better than the one you enjoy from the terrace below. We rate the monument a 1 and the view a 5

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the funicular to the top of the hill where Monumento al Pipila is located, and then, after enjoying the views and taking many pictures, we walked back down. I'd recommend that readers of this review do the same. It is well worth it!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

whether you climb up de callejon, take the funicular (50 pesos round trip), a cab or a bus (get on "Pipila-ISSSTE" line at plaza de la Paz or along Juarez), this is a must at any time of day ... enjoy the unobstructed view of la Alhondiga de Granaditas and Mercado Hidalgo to the west, Castillo Santa Cecilia to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth going here just for the view of the town. Best to take the Finicular from behind the theatre. Would recommend it as part of your trip here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views of Guanajuato. Good for history & pictures, but beware of the vendors. Took 22 students there and the vendors tried to short change 3 of them or miss represent Items as real silver. SUPERVISE ALL PURCHASES. LOVE GUANAJUATO.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Pipila was a historic figure in the battle for Mexican independence. He was a miner from San Miguel who strapped a large stone on his back and used it as protection from gunfire from the Spanish who had barricaded themselves inside the Alhondiga (the grainery). He was able to get to the grainery with a torch and pitch and was... More 

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