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. 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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  • Puede llegarse hasta arriba ya sea por las escaleras o el funicular. La vista desde el mirador es maravillosa sobretodo en la tarde-noche justo cuando el sol comienza a ocultarse. 
  • Es divertido subir hasta la cima en funicular y la vista de la Ciudad de Guanajuato desde allá nos encanto! Lástima que no hay algún buen bar o restaurante para quedarse a admirar la vista. 
  • In this place I have been in several occasions, every time I attend it seems to me as if it were the first time, because every visit I find more beautiful I have illuminated all Guanajuato, with its c...  more »
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  • Easy, quick hike from Jardin de la Union.The statue has historic significance- an independence hero, but the must-see is the spectacular view! Guanajuato is marvelous from up there. If you don't feel like walking up, there is a funicular "train" that you can take for 50 pesos. To get to the station for this, walk a bit down the street on the side of Teatro Juarez, past the jewelry vendors. There will also be lots of vendors at the top if you are looking for cheap souvenirs.
  • You got to visit this statue if you visit Guanajuato. The statue itself is fairly impressive but the real reason to come up is the views of the city. As photos hopefully demonstrate they are fantastic. It gives you great view of how the city is played out and just how colourful Guanajuato is. Check it out!
  • If you want to view the city and appreciate its historical buildings and churches, this is definitely the place to go. It offers a panoramic view of the whole city. It's a great place to take photos!
  • Buena vista, bonito monumento.
  • Incredible views over the city and by the way nice workout:)