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Great view from the statue of a legend

Legend or real? Many have questioned this. Or could it be a male representation of the courage of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Best City View

try late afternoon, right before sunset, gives off a beautiful color along the horizon of the city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Legend or real? Many have questioned this. Or could it be a male representation of the courage of the many who helped start the revolution here in Guanajuato? 10 pesos gets you up a narrow stairway to see the town from near the shoulders of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

try late afternoon, right before sunset, gives off a beautiful color along the horizon of the city. STUNNING

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deliasrdz1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice ride up the funicular to this important monument. Some shops at the top for souvenirs, etc. Wonderful views of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AndreToronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views. When you first arrive in Guanajuato, you should make your way to the Pipila viewpoint. Not only is the hike up Calvarios invigorating, it is way rewarding. From the narrow streets below, your sense of direction, and reality, can get skewed. Get on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank georgette p
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The walk up to the top of Pipila is a bit strenuous, but it also takes you through a historic, picturesque neighborhood of tightly packed, colorfully painted houses on narrow alleyways. The view from the top, over all of Guanajuato and the surrounding hills is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

There is one place everyone should see while visiting Guanajuato. The statue of Pipila grants views of the entire city. There are artists and musicians entertaining the crowd and no cover charge. Take the tram up and enjoy the scenery!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went on a tour, this was one of the stops. I’m very glad I went but feel the guy who booked it was a jerk, plus a few more nice words I could add. Anyway, very beautiful view of the city....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank califcasl
Reviewed 12 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank zooeyii
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jeff C
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rastaVancouverCanada
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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
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