Museo-Antiguedades La Loca Luz Caraballo, Merida

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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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  • Well-preserved monument and beautiful views, many kiosks to buy souvenirs and children in the area willing to recite on the history of the crazy Luz Caraballo, the views from the viewpoint to the Observatory and Valley are worth.
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  • Monument that can't stop to photograph it and appreciate views of the beautiful village of sidings along the way not note any signs of the monument. Nearby are shops where can buy crafts, candy, strawberries with cream, although they seemed rather high prices and if you also can eat in a restaurant there is
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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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