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Hike up for cardio

Amazing views. When you first arrive in Guanajuato, you should make your way to the Pipila... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
georgette p
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The view over Guanajuato

The walk up to the top of Pipila is a bit strenuous, but it also takes you through a historic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick S
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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.
Guanajuato, Mexico
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 30, 2010

The Pipila Monument/Plaza weighs approximately 800 M/tons and is almost 25mt/80ft tall. It is made of pink cantera stone from the hills of Guanajuato. Being made of stone, this Pipila has the Ben Grimm look, "thing" of the Fantastic Four. (the guy with strength and...More

8  Thank Rick Z
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

We rode the funicular up to the monument and then walked down. The monument itself is just okay and nothing to write home about. However, the view is amazing at every viewpoint. This is a MUST DO place to get the view of Guanajuato.

2  Thank BethWallace
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing views. When you first arrive in Guanajuato, you should make your way to the Pipila viewpoint. Not only is the hike up Calvarios invigorating, it is way rewarding. From the narrow streets below, your sense of direction, and reality, can get skewed. Get on...More

Thank georgette p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk up to the top of Pipila is a bit strenuous, but it also takes you through a historic, picturesque neighborhood of tightly packed, colorfully painted houses on narrow alleyways. The view from the top, over all of Guanajuato and the surrounding hills is...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed October 5, 2018

There is one place everyone should see while visiting Guanajuato. The statue of Pipila grants views of the entire city. There are artists and musicians entertaining the crowd and no cover charge. Take the tram up and enjoy the scenery!

1  Thank Vicky M
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went on a tour, this was one of the stops. I’m very glad I went but feel the guy who booked it was a jerk, plus a few more nice words I could add. Anyway, very beautiful view of the city....More

Thank OregonKathyj
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

This sculpture says so much about Mexico's relationship with its own history. Yes, the native people were treated (very) badly by the Spaniards. Mexico-born people of Spanish national origin were too. The Plaza de las Tres Culturas tells the same sad tale. Maybe it's time...More

1  Thank califcasl
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible view of the city and an interesting monument. We took the funicular up. You can also walk it but it is quite a haul. We walked the way down. At the top there are places to buy food and refreshments and...More

2  Thank zooeyii
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We took the funicular from the center of the city up to El Pipila. The problem was it was a LONG wait in line until we reached the funicular to take the ride up the hill. Once there below the statue, the view of the...More

1  Thank Jeff C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is worth a few minutes for no other reason to read and appreciate the story behind the person and the statue. The spot offers dozens of vendors selling junk and nice views of the city. The funicular ride there is convenient and scary. Very...More

Thank james p
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Is a very nice place to go and take panoramic pictures of the city. the monument is very nice and has an interesting history.

Thank Margarita V
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This attraction is a must because of the views of the city from the top of the mountain. The best pictures of the city can be taken from up there.

Thank Joel P
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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