Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo, Merida
(3.2/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo pays tribute to the fascinating local legend of a mad woman who wandered aimlessly in search of her husband and children. The character features in a poem by a local writer, published in 1936. While many people have tried to corroborate the character's existence, the legend lives on as folklore and a household name. The statue depicts a woman pointing and looking out over the surrounding panoramic views of the mountain landscape, reached by a brief hike. She wears ragged clothing, and her pointed finger is said to give a nod to the misdirected route the Spaniards gave in the tale. Spanish artist Manuel de la Fuente sculpted the monument in 1967. You may encounter local children at the site, eager to recount the character's tale to tourists for some pocket change. Put Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo into our Merida trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Merida.
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  • very good place to go with children and adolescents, since you have to climb many stairs, and there are always people who can recite you luz caraballo crazy poetry
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  • is a stop fast which can do, already not there is nothing q do but climb to the monument and take you a fotillos and see the landscape, can buy and eat pastries, sweet fruit with cream and chocolate, as well as buy memories, clothing, matas, blankets and accessories for the cold. Thus all road station is a somewhat high cost but in general.
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  • Ride that you cannot miss when you visit Merida, nice to know its history and the landscape is lovely, spectacular climate, Mérida you can expect another thing... is a brief but rewarding visit.
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