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Monumento al Pipila

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico

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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Do it for the 'gram!

The wife was at the height of her altitude sickness when we visited so we didn't stay long. The funicular and monument provided some excellent views. Apparently there is a small... read more

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Sam B
San Diego
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San Diego
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wife was at the height of her altitude sickness when we visited so we didn't stay long. The funicular and monument provided some excellent views. Apparently there is a small bar / restaurant on the hillside near the monument that is a nice spot but the wife wasn't in the mood for that. Guaranteed to get you all the... More 

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You've got to stop here and see the city from this vantage point. Breathtaking. Don't take the little elevator thing to the top if you can avoid it. Its overpriced. If you are ambulatory and not out of shape, walk up the stairs to the top. Exercise and a great view=winning.

Thank Joshua R
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

High up on a hill overlooking the city of Guanajuato. Excellent view of the entire city and a must for photos. The cheesy souvenir shops are amusing.

Thank daddyogrande
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this 500-year-old Spanish gold mining town. The is a Cathedral, not a church, a CATHEDRAL it seems on every corner! The cobblestone streets that are too narrow for cars are riddled below with a vast maze of tunnels for taxis. These tunnels were the gold mines excavated by the Spanish as they built the town above. The whole... More 

Thank Old P
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was gorgeous. I liked taking the funicular up to the top and walking down a winding path between buildings. I didn't go to the top of the Pipila statue. It felt too confining for me. There are little shops at the top with some interesting crafts. It's a place worth visiting.

1 Thank Kathleenicoletti
Chico, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The statue of legendary Pipila overlooking Guanajuato was built in 1939, in the style of those times. There is a funicular to the statue that loads at the rear of teatro Juarez. 25 pesos one way. A climb to the statue would only be recommended for the altitude acclimated. We had ice cream at a terrace restaurant just below the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best way to get a spectacular view of Guanajuato. Many stay up there for more than an hour. I did. I recommend that you take the funicular up to that monument and the get down by foot. The right side down gives better views along the way. I went there three times during my four day stay, at different... More 

Thank zenon57
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we went there on Good Friday. No other choice due to our schedule. We had to line up 45-60 minutes for the funicular each way. The park where the statute is was covered with vendors selling food and gift items. The views of the city are nice but hard to enjoy it in that atmosphere.

Thank ryokogasuki
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome view! Better at night. You can walk to there, doesn't matter where you're staying (if is in Guanajuato).

Thank Maya P
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were tgrilled with the views. On a Saturday at 5pm we queued for 40 minutes to get the funicular. A few shops and stalls selling the usual snacks drinks and tat. But the view is worth it.

Thank Laura R

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