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Monumento al Pipila

Guanajuato, Mexico
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More fun than anywhere...

I loved this 500-year-old Spanish gold mining town. The is a Cathedral, not a church, a CATHEDRAL... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Old P
Gorgeous View

The view was gorgeous. I liked taking the funicular up to the top and walking down a winding path... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The statue of legendary Pipila overlooking Guanajuato was built in 1939, in the style of those times. There is a funicular to the statue that loads at the rear of teatro Juarez. 25 pesos one way. A climb to the statue would only be recommended...More

1  Thank BillinMidMO
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The best way to get a spectacular view of Guanajuato. Many stay up there for more than an hour. I did. I recommend that you take the funicular up to that monument and the get down by foot. The right side down gives better views...More

Thank zenon57
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Unfortunately we went there on Good Friday. No other choice due to our schedule. We had to line up 45-60 minutes for the funicular each way. The park where the statute is was covered with vendors selling food and gift items. The views of the...More

Thank ryokogasuki
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome view! Better at night. You can walk to there, doesn't matter where you're staying (if is in Guanajuato).

Thank Maya P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were tgrilled with the views. On a Saturday at 5pm we queued for 40 minutes to get the funicular. A few shops and stalls selling the usual snacks drinks and tat. But the view is worth it.

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 15 April 2017

You can either walk the stairs or take the funicular to the top. There you will find a lot of tourist trap vendors and ultimately walk out to a beautiful statue overlooking the city. Outstanding view and perfect photo op to take advantage. There is...More

Thank Chazz B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The monument is good - but the view is great! I always look for "THE VIEW" of locations that we visit and this is it. Definitely the best for capturing the "big picture" of Guanajuato.

Thank OkieSusan
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The story of this monument is one you can believe literally or symbolically, but either way the story represents the strife of Mexico in its bid for independence! The monument sits atop the hillside and offers splendid 300° views of the city. There is a...More

Thank TeamRealMcCoy
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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