Monumento al Pipila, Guanajuato

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Pay homage to a local hero at Monumento al Pipila, a statue honoring a young miner who distinguished himself during the Mexican War of Independence. The statue overlooks the city from one of the best vantage points you can find, so be sure to bring along a camera. The walk up to the monument may be too challenging for families with young kids and the elderly, who can take a taxi as an alternative. Near the monument, you'll find a gift shop and a bar with an equally spectacular view. Arrange your visit to Monumento al Pipila and discover more family-friendly attractions in Guanajuato using our Guanajuato visit planning site .
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  • You simply have to go! You have the best view of Guanajuato here! If you saw the movie COCO and liked, sure you will identify with this place.
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  • Gives a beautiful view, this very nice place since you can buy many things separate his view is awesome
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  • The ticket office is located just behind Teatro Juarez, the window located either inside or outside for $3 purchase. Board the funicular and ascend to the cliff in a journey that takes about five minu...  more »
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  • The vibe here is terrific and there's lots to eat and drink while you enjoy the view. We used google maps to walk from El Centro. It's actually a short walk but very steep. Repeat: VERY steep. We were really happy we made the trek.
  • Excellent view of the city of Guanajuato. Easy walk back down. (though a lot more challenging going up). Nice painted walkway with murals. Highly recommended
  • You need to take the funicular and get to see this view. It's breathtaking... climbing up the pipila statue is cool but not essential. Go back down the city via all the narrow streets for a great look at the awesome City...
  • A beautiful view at night over the city of Guanajuato. And the statue is amazing too. It is in renovation... but still 😁
  • Ride the Funicular up and enjoy the day! There's a place up here to grab refreshments. There's lots of great places to take photos! Well worth the trip!
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