Tourists climb the Monument to the Homeland in Paseo de Montejo in Mérida

With over 60 years of history, the Monument to the Fatherland in Paseo de Montejo in Mérida, entirely sculpted by hand by artist Rómulo Rozo, is one of the most representative structures of the white city.

A meeting point for sports celebrations, photo sessions for quinceañeras and couples, as well as a landmark for the people of Yucatan, this monument graphically represents the history of Mexico.

On social media, on the Facebook page of user Freddy Iván Cetina, a video shows the moment when a group of tourists climb on the main face of the monument to take photos, under the gaze of a motorized member of the tourist police.

The Monument to the Fatherland, as well as other historical sites and buildings, are protected under the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic, and Historical Zones. Therefore, individuals could face fines and penalties in case of damage to the construction infrastructure.

Due to the complexity of the work, the construction lasted 11 years from the beginning of its construction until it was finally completed in 1956 and inaugurated on April 23 of the same year by the then-president of Mexico, Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.

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