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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 best view of the city

Easy accesible by teleferico from downtown, climb up to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city, there is a small craftsman market also

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lynn L
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy accesible by teleferico from downtown, climb up to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city, there is a small craftsman market also

Thank Lynn L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This monument is free there are little shops around which do price gouge on tourists. The view is the best do to you can see the entire city you can also go to the top of the pipila monument for a small fee but you'll end up feeling like a sardine the stairs to go up are tiny and view... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic view over the colorful city below. I thoroughly enjoyed the sweeping vistas. There are a few venders up there but minimal to no hassle for the most part. At least one bar/cafe with a great view located near the viewpoint if you want a drink or snack while you take in the scene

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So we stopped here with our tour. The funicular is cool - wish we would have had time to ride it. The statue is of pretty crappy quality and finish - typical of most Mexican art - but it's huge so that's something I suppose. Seeing the statue is the trivial part of the stop - the view is what... More 

Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful historic statue cradled on a high hill above Guanajuato. With easy access vis the Funicular. A must see as the vies of the city is spectacular with the many beautiful colored homes make it a photographers dream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes there is a funicular that I am sure is fun and good if you are traveling with young children or folks who can't climb stairs but otherwise I highly recommend walking up. You get many wonderful views along the way, there are murals to look at, people to talk to and the wonderful sense of accomplishment when you reach... More 

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Merced, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect late afternoon stop for photos. We were treated to a rainbow over the mountains nehind the town. All in all, a great end to our tour. Next stop-- dinner.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The ride up is an experience, when you get to the top you will have an amazing view over the entire town. Great photo opportunity.

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The area overlooks the center of the historic Guanajuato, 360 view from every direction,Beautiful,quaint and filled with shops

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The only reason we visited this monument is because it is located right next to Casa Zuniga, the wonderful BB that stayed at. Aside from serving as guiding direction for taxis that may not know of Casa Zuniga, this monument lacks the interesting element of the other many sites in the great town of Guanajuato. There are many vendors around... More 

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