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This sculpture says so much about Mexico's relationship with its own history. Yes, the native... read more

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This is an incredible view of the city and an interesting monument. We took the funicular up. You... read more

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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank zooeyii
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed August 13, 2018

No visit to Guanajuato would be complete without a visit to el Pipila with its commanding vista of the historic center of the city. Take the Swiss-style funicular up and if you have time walk down. Be sure to bring your smart phone or camera--no...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Monumento al Pipila is a monument dedicated to El Pepila, a supposed hero of the War of Independence, set gloriously on top of a hill with panoramic views of Guanajuato. The area around Monumento al Pipila is extremely touristy which is good if you’re looking...More

4  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Highly visited sight located at the top of a hill. Once up here, you get a panoramic view of all of Guanajuato. It's a spectacular view, you won't want to miss it!

Thank Urbanpeasant
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

The reason we went up to the monument is because we heard that it offers the best views of the city. IT DOES. The mix of different colors of the city with white university building in the center is amazing. Also the story of the...More

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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