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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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It's well worth the hike up. The view is fantastic and the scenery along the way was wonderful too... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Spectacular view of Guanajuato at Sunset

Went up around 6:30, right before sunset and the town was lit with a gorgeous warm yellow which... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's well worth the hike up. The view is fantastic and the scenery along the way was wonderful too. I am a fit 66 yr old woman and had no problem going up at all.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went up around 6:30, right before sunset and the town was lit with a gorgeous warm yellow which made Guanajuato look even prettier. Great way to finish a day of strolling around museums and eating delicious street food. Good spot before getting some tacos!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The start of the climb can be hard to find but if you take the street past the Teatro Juarez you will see the stairs directly across from the GNC store. The way is not marked but if you continue upward you will eventually get...More

1  Thank CanadianCateG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing spectacle at the end of a heart-stopping urban hike from the city center. The statue is awesome, and the view is one of the best in the world. Walk, drive, come be off sled team, just get to this place as fast as you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the icons of the city and it´s located just on the top of the hills surrounding it. The impressive monument represents an important part of Mexican history and it's definitely worth seeing. Also, this is one amazing view of the whole...More

Thank Lilirogz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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...More

Thank Old P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Kathleenicoletti
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Where does it start?
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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