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New letters stand amid the historic treasures of Valladolid. Photo: Megamedia
New letters stand amid the historic treasures of Valladolid. Photo: Megamedia

Valladolid, Yucatán — A ceremony today will celebrate the installation of colorful letters spelling out the name of this historic colonial city.

But not everyone is happy about a touch of modern amid the city’s treasures.

Online, some neighbors believe they are “nice,” while others assert that the multi-colored letterforms are incompatible with the historic neighborhood of Sisal.

Even before the letters were completely erected, residents went to social media to debate their existence.

One objection is that the letters, about one meter in height, are located on one of the main grounds of the Templo de San Bernardino and Convento de Sisal, and they affect the view of the historic site.

Progreso's letters are back in order after vandals walked away with part of the installation. Photo: Facebook
Progreso’s letters are back in order after vandals walked away with part of the installation. Photo: Facebook

The Secretariat of State Tourism ordered the installation of the letters here as well as other tourist spots around Yucatán, tying in with a national campaign.

Mayor Alfa Tavera Escalante is expected to offer a defense of the installation today during the opening ceremony. 

The former temple is also awash with color when high-definition videomapping presentations are held. The final show of the current series is 9 p.m. tonight.

With information from Diario de Yucatán

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