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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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It's a statue of one of the heroes from Mexico's independence day it's located in Guanajuato capital it has an amazing view of all Guanajuato that's where most pictures of... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a statue of one of the heroes from Mexico's independence day it's located in Guanajuato capital it has an amazing view of all Guanajuato that's where most pictures of Guanajuato are taken

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I walked up to the Monumento al Pipila at least three times. This is another attraction where I highly recommend viewing both during the day and night! To start off, there are at least two ways to get up here. You can walk up the narrow paths to the top, or take the funicular. The funicular is fairly cheap, and... More 

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Thank BZimm08
Moses Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an impressive statue that can be seen from around the city. I would highly recommend anyone with time to spare visit it. If you don't know there is a path up to it behind the Teatro Juarez, it will be a long hike up there. We ended up trekking the long way through residential alleys. Once there, we... More 

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Thank Dan N
Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best place to see a Beautiful panoramic views of Guanajuato city and his mountains in a clear day you can see great views, you can tale the cable car to go up and down, or walk to the hill like locals do it or in car! And of course here is the most important statue of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the highlight of the city. Not so much for the statue but for the view over this beautiful city. We took the funicular up. It's $25 pesos each way. The trip is short. I understand that it's a steep hike if you want to walk. The view is amazing though and it's well worth heading up!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Legend says during the beginning of Mexican War of Independence, on 28 September 1810 - to beak into grain warehouse(Alhóndiga de Granaditas) with wooden door, Pipilla carried tar and a torch to the door and set it on fire with flat stone tied to his back to protect him from the muskets of the Spanish troops.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go in the morning, go in the afternoon, go at night. The view is amazing and the view changes with the light. You will see something different every time. The funicular going up/down is just 50 pesos. There are a few shops and food stalls at the top. Go, get some snacks, and relax.

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular view of the city. Stairs very narrow to go up to the view point of the monument. My family enjoyed the visit.

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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view of Guanajuato. No words can describe all you see. Must come we took one of the tours that drove us up here. Wow

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Thank Ralph R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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