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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An established tourist destination for adventurers and extreme sports enthusiasts, Merida offers ample accommodations for its guests. The town flanks Highway 7, and accommodations spread across the neighborhoods--although the main bulk of options cluster in the eastern end of town. Choose from small, family-run posadas (guesthouses) set in old colonial-era houses, or larger purpose-built hotels. Head up the surrounding hills for outdoor adventure resorts offering a range of activities and tour booking services, as well as rooms overlooking the undulating scenery.
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  • Excellent view of the mountains. The statue and the children from town are part of the attractions. The cold weather and the paths are something to watch and be aware of, if you suffer any health issu...  more »
  • We went there, but we found nothing interesting there. Our visit was short, and we started again our trip quickly.  more »
  • 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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