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Museum of the Aluxes

Muna

Muna is 20 minutes from the Archaeological Site of Uxmal, so if you want a panoramic view that will take your breath away, go up to its viewpoint. Being on flat terrain you can admire the majesty of the jungle and even the Pirámide del Adivino.

In the overlook you’ll find a unique place—the Museo de los Aluxes (Museum of the Aluxes), dedicated to these Mayan mythological beings that you can see represented in rustic and colorful sculptures made by locals.

The aluxes are mythological creatures of very short stature represented with Mayan clothing. It is said that they’re invisible unless they want to communicate or scare you. It’s also known that they're a kind of protectors of Xibalbá, the Mayan underground world, so you have to ask them for permission to enter, mainly natural areas where they live hidden.

In the Museo de los Aluxes, some small huts built so that they’re happy and have a place to rest and protect from the sun attract attention. Visitors leave offerings to keep them happy and thank them for protecting the mountain.
Muna is 20 minutes from the Archaeological Site of Uxmal, so if you want a panoramic view that will take your breath away, go up to its viewpoint. Being on flat terrain you can admire the majesty of the jungle and even the Pirámide del Adivino.

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In the overlook you’ll find a unique place—the Museo de los Aluxes (Museum of the Aluxes), dedicated to these Mayan mythological beings that you can see represented in rustic and colorful sculptures made by locals.

The aluxes are mythological creatures of very short stature represented with Mayan clothing. It is said that they’re invisible unless they want to communicate or scare you. It’s also known that they're a kind of protectors of Xibalbá, the Mayan underground world, so you have to ask them for permission to enter, mainly natural areas where they live hidden.

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