Monumento al Pipila, Guanajuato

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Monument Tourist Spot
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. Plan your visit to Monumento al Pipila and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Guanajuato travel itinerary maker.
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  • 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 del...  more »
  • 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 upwar...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • Amazing view of the city. You can take the car up the mountain for 50 pesos or you can find a route to walk up. I suggest the walk up cause it's really not that far up. Go for sunset, wait for all the lights to turn on around the city, spectacular. A must, the actual sculpture is impressive.
  • 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 can.
  • This is a very important historic place where the Mexican Independence took place. Also the view of Guanajuato city that you can get here is good enough to take some good shots. RECOMMENDED!!!
  • Beautiful view. Must visit place for panoramic pictures. Don't waste time going up to the Crystal cube, it's usually crowded and the view is better from the deck.
  • Our guide said, and we agree, here is where you will have the best view of the city of Guanajuato. If you have ever seen a travel brochure photograph of this beautiful town, it was almost certainly taken from here.