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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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The View!

We took the funicular here almost everyday to enjoy the beautiful view, fresh air and to simply relax.Funicular cost about $1.25 (US) each way, buy BOTH tkts at the ground level... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the funicular here almost everyday to enjoy the beautiful view, fresh air and to simply relax.Funicular cost about $1.25 (US) each way, buy BOTH tkts at the ground level before. There are several walking trails to reach the top also.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pipila monument is a must see in Guanajuato, it is atop a small hill that oversees the city. Its worth a visit if you schedule it to visit during sunset. Lovely view of the whole Guanajuato city. You can get to the top by using the funicular, which costs around 50 pesos (around 2.5 USD) per trip or you... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go in and pay, there is nothing to see. Go around and enjoy the beautifull scenery that Guanajuato offers from this mirador. The monument itself is a recognition of the Contribution of the miners that worked in the bowels of the silver mines around town that made Guanajuato famous. Don't miss it.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tickets to climb the mountain are very cheap, the view up there is totally worth it! This is definitely a must in Guanajuato

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Latin America is famous for its monuments and statutes, Pipila is one of them. A huge statute of a miner. Gorgeous statutue which you can climb up on the inside to a glass cubicle to get an even better view. Hordes of venders selling the usual junk, some food fenders and of course guides and their touts. After than take... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From up here you can see the whole city which is pretty. No need to pay for the lift, there's a nice stairway to climb too.

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Granada, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the walk up might be a bit strenuous, but it really wasn´t bad at all. It was interesting and enjoyable to find our way up through the pretty neighborhoods and streets or paths, and there were several places to stop and take pictures. At the top, the view was breathtaking and the monument was interesting. There weren't very... More 

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In this place I have been in several occasions, every time I attend it seems to me as if it were the first time, because every visit I find more beautiful I have illuminated all Guanajuato, with its colors of facades very visible. I also see that the tourist administration has evolved because there are many groups that visit this... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

For the panoramic view of the city take this 25 peso ride and walk down. Great views and lots of fellow viewers - and vendors. Impressive statue and many food stands but little historic info. It's a must do. The graffiti at the site and the lack of security or staff was unlike other areas of the city. We walked... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Really, not much better close up than from far away (e.g. with zoom on camera). Only visited as our hotel was next door

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