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Discover the Alley of Murals in the heart of Tekax, Yucatán

by Sofia Navarro
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Behind the Tekax City Hall, in the heart of the Historic Center of the so-called ‘Sultana de la Sierra,’ you will find the famous Alley of Murals, where the history and culture of the Tekax people are represented.

In October 2022, this pictorial collection consisting of 10 murals of various styles was inaugurated, showcasing passages such as the one dedicated to the renowned composer Ricardo Palmerín or the one depicting the legend of ‘Waay kot,’ the sorcerer bird.

But undoubtedly, the mural that attracts the most attention is the one depicting the procession of San Diego, the Patron Saint of Tekax. Other murals portray the region’s typical flowers, plants, and animals, such as the jaguar or the ceiba tree.

Through the Alley of Murals, you can see motifs related to the jarana (traditional Yucatecan dance), trova (Yucatecan music genre), the municipality’s gastronomy, caves, legends, and the Mayan worldview of the southern towns of Yucatán.

This space dedicated to art, along with the famous Tekax Hermitage, has become two of the main tourist attractions for visitors from other parts of Yucatán, as well as national and international tourists.

The Hermitage is located in the town center, on a hill 80 meters high, considered a splendid viewpoint, offering a unique and panoramic view of the municipality.

The murals were created by Yucatecan talent, as young artists from Tekax, Oxkutzcab, as well as from Campeche and other states in Mexico, participated in their creation.

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