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Take the funicular an hour before sunset, and grab a seat at the cafe.

The monument itself is a little odd, but the story behind the guy is inspiring, and Mexicans are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
blavine
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Portland, OR
Stunning view

Don't miss this sight! You can either walk up or take the funicular to the top of the hill with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom H
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Santa Cruz, California
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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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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The monument itself is a little odd, but the story behind the guy is inspiring, and Mexicans are appropriately proud to have honored him. The funicular ride takes just a minute, and the view is as lovely as you expect, especially at dusk as the...More

Thank blavine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this sight! You can either walk up or take the funicular to the top of the hill with the Pipila statue on top (I suppose you could take a taxi but then you'd miss the experience of seeing all the little houses). The...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots great view you can have some one explain the monument for a tip don’t recommend also take as many of pictures as you want me and my wife walk all the way up if you are in good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has an amazing view of the whole city! Is spacious and you can breathe fresh air, perfect climate to visit in these months. There is some mini stores where you can buy food, beverage, and souvenirs. Even you ate going with family or by...More

Thank ninfa s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visiting the monument at the top with it's view of the city and then taking the walk down the steps and seeing the colorful murals is all well worth the effort. Lot's of history to learn in the process.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth climbing for this viewpoint. You will see the whole downtown and the city further in the hills. It is great for pictures. There is a funicular that you can use to get you up the hill from the downtown, but I would...More

Thank haanahh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a good hike to the top---or you can take the funicular----and a sweet walk down thru the 'hood. Enjoyed to vista.

Thank flowergirl5593
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you visit Guanajuato city and don't go up to the El Pipila, is like you did not go to Guanajuato! History, history!

Thank David and Magda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pipila monument was erected in 1939 and honors Jose de los Reyes Martinez, also known as "El Pipila." He was the hero of the struggle for Mexican independence. He carried a flat rock on his back to avoid being injured from above, and set...More

Thank Helen711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can go by taxi, but it is better on a tour. There is one at the bus station that cost $150 pesos about $8.50. Lots of vendors at this location as this was the beginning of the Mexican Revolution began in this city.

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rastaVancouverCanada
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Response from KatyBots | Reviewed this property |
You can walk up (from the central area) or take the funicular. The walk up is possible through several ally ways--one of them is next to the Don Quixote museum…you just have to start walking up through the alley way and... More
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