Monumento al Pípila

Monumento al Pípila, Guanajuato: Address, Monumento al Pípila Reviews: 4.5/5

Monumento al Pípila
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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.
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Vianey M
7 contributions
Family
One of the best places to visit in Guanajuato is the monument to the pipila which has an excellent view from the viewpoint towards the city of Guanajuato, it is perfect to enjoy it day or night as well as enjoy a beautiful sunset. The trip was guided by highly trained tourist modules and guides. Without a doubt, from the viewpoint you can have a good memory of the city of Guanajuato.
Written June 10, 2022
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Carol3552
Chicago, IL90 contributions
Solo
Skip the group tour, not so much the city tour, the one where they take you to a bunch of tourist traps where you have to pay to get in and then tip everyone. Instead, enjoy the ride and the beautiful view up the funicular. The views are amazing. It's a pleasant walk down if you are up for it.
Written September 19, 2021
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Ian K
Edmonton, Canada857 contributions
This is a must do, simply stunning views of the city. We did spend about 10 minutes with a local artist as he explained many of the historical aspects of Guanajuato ... we thoroughly enjoyed it ... and you simply must take the funicular ...
Written August 6, 2022
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Eda Z
Los Angeles, CA17 contributions
Guanajuato is a beautiful city, where cars can't drive on narrow streets. So the Funicular up to El Pipila is a must-do activity! Inexpensive and fast, it takes you to
the highest point over the city under a statue of the famous Mexican war hero. Spectacular views, venders, snack carts, and many benches provide the best Guanajuato photos. If you want, you can then walk down an alleyway to see other wonderful sights. I did, and the whole experience showed me new places to go. Susana Orranti, an excellent Cacomixtle tour guide, pointed the way to sights I hadn't seen from downtown.
Written August 20, 2021
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vagabondginger
Alicante, Spain1,315 contributions
The view is so extraordinary that El Pipila gets overshadowed by it all. He was instrumental in helping Hidalgo fight for freedom from the Spanish. Thus he is honored with this monument. We were brought up here by a tour bus so we were able to walk to this overlook and then take the funicular down into the city. Guanajuato is truly Mexico's most beautiful city and the pictures taken from up here look just like postcards.
Written March 10, 2020
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jesseMN
Savannah, GA184 contributions
Couples
An absolute must. Guides are available to explain the highlights of city history, architecture, and answer questions. An excellent site to orient oneself while enjoying vendor food and the view. Also used it as a base to walk the panoramic highway to the park with row boating.
The finicular lift is behind the Teatro Juarez and reasonably priced. Round trip or walk down, it is a great adventure.
Written January 8, 2020
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Jim S
Bellevue, WA62 contributions
Don't miss this spot! Th easiest way to get to the Monument is to take the funicular from Jardin de la Union (about a block away) to the top. The view from the area around the top of the funicular offers a spectacular 180 degree view of the Guanajuato valley, with colorful houses stepping up the hillsides. The funicular is 36 pesos each way (you can ride up and walk down, like me, or ride both ways). You can then climb to the top of the Pipila statue for an additional 7 pesos or so, which makes the view even better. There are some vendor stands selling snacks and trinkets, similar to what you'll find elsewhere in GTO. I spent a good hour up there and really enjoyed it.
Written February 18, 2020
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lovestotravel
Hastings, NE81 contributions
I would say this is a must see in Guanajuato because of the awesome views of the city. The area itself had nothing else that interested us, but we visited three different times during our stay at different times of the day, to appreciate the views. The walk up was interesting and the alleys are fun and colorful, but steep.
Written March 1, 2020
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maryNonnaMaria
Kelowna, Canada20 contributions
Couples
We rode the funicular up just as it was getting dark.
Beautiful looking down on the Historic section all lit up! And the statue of Pepi. We walked around and checked out all the views then rode it back down. 35 pesos round trip 👍
Written February 2, 2020
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maria52652001
Orlando, FL50 contributions
Friends
Pipila Monument is a great place to relax, take pictures of the views, to get a drink and to buy trinkets. We took a taxi from our hotel, 100 pesos, and got there in about 5 minutes. We walked 10 minutes down the hill and arrived at the historic centro.
Written March 18, 2022
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