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“Go up the funicular or just look at it from intown”

Monumento al Pipila
Ranked #4 of 75 things to do in Guanajuato
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 16, 2013

And be sure to find out why he became a symbol of the Mexican War of Independence which began in Guanajuato. Mostly tacky souvenirs available around the monument.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is the place to go and take pictures of the entire city. The view is amazing. You can take the cable car from he city center and you will be there in no time.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We took the opportunity to run to the top. It's a great workout if that's what you want. The view is awesome, but there are a few too many tourist booths at the top. There is also some good art and craft up there if you look for it.

Thank lindaesacramento
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Absolutely incredible views from this most impressive location. The historic centre is spead out before you-good to start here and get your bearings before entering the winding streets below.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

We enjoyed the short 30 pesos funicular ride up to see Pipila,and we took the obligatory pictures of the gigantic statue. But we especially enjoyed watching all the students from a local school -- on a field trip -- sitting on the steps leading to the statue, taking photos, chatting with each other. There are great city views from here, lots of vendors selling food and local crafts. The most fun was the walk down through one of the narrow alleys. You can also walk up the alley if you are in good shape and save the 30 pesos.

Thank sophia818
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