10 essential visits for lovers of belenismo

Since the beginning of December, associations, institutions and individuals have shown to the public the cribs they have worked so carefully for weeks. To visit these nativity scenes will be this Christmas, next to the typical Christmas markets, one of the attractions of inland tourism. In this post we will discover 10 essential visits for belenistas during this next Christmas.

Detail Bethlehem Association Castellar del Vallés, in Belenes Museum of Mollina.


10 essential visits around the Bethlehem

If you are thinking about a getaway during the month of December and you like to enjoy the purest Christmas atmosphere, we present you several proposals about the world of the manger that you can not leave behind, especially if you travel with children. 10 are essential visits for lovers of Bethlehem:

  1. Málaga: not only sun and beach lives the capital of the Costa del Sol. Nativity scenes and living births "Invade" the center of the city during Christmas in churches, shop windows and on the street itself. Those of the Cathedral, the Town Hall or the Brotherhood of the Sepulcher and Students are the most attractive, together with the living being that is represented in the bdropped from the fly. For something it has been named best European city 2018 to spend Christmas...
  2. Madrid: the classic par excellence for Christmas. In the capital of Spain you can see the Bethlehem of the Almudena Cathedral, with FMAS team, the monumental of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Belén de Sol, the Neapolitan of the Royal Palace or the historical one of the Monastery of the Descalzas Reales. But there are many more with which to enjoy a Christmas in Madrid.
  3. Mollina Nativity Scene Museum. How would we forget the largest museum of nativity scenes of the World? Inaugurated in November of 2017, in its first year of life it has exceeded all expectations of visits. And it is not for less, considering that it is a paradise for the nativity scene. Do not miss out on visiting this Christmas!
  4. Province of Seville: The capital of Seville offers, in addition to its popular Christmas market and the spectacular “Nativity scenes of the World” exhibition by the Cajasol Foundation, numerous private and institutional nativity scenes. If you go out to the province and want to browse a bit, in Estepa you can see the Belén Encantado and the Chocolate City of La Estepeña. A very sweet plan ...

  5. Jerez de los Caballeros (Badajoz): in this Extremaduran town you can enjoy the Biblical Bethlehem and Monumental Santa Angela, one of the largest nativity scenes in the world. Its 20.000 pieces and the almost 600 square meters it occupies give good faith of it. It is mounted until the January 9.
  6. Gran Canaria: the island is one of the most outstanding belenista spotlights of Spain. Some 75 nativity scenes will be open to the public, highlighting the Sand Bethlehem of Las Palmas, the Belén de Aridane in Moya or the Bethlehem of Pepe Sánchez, in Telde. And, in addition, during this visit, you will have a good temperature ...

    Belén de Aridane Betancor, in Moya

  7. Cordova: The popular Cajasur's crib contest 38 already has editions exhibiting true works of art. 37 births participate this year, and all of them are open, at least, from the 14 of December to the 6 of January.
  8. World Bethlehem: If you want to discover the cultures of the World through their births, in Ávila you can enjoy more than 400 nativity scenes from 4 continents shown at the International Center for Mystical Studies. It will be until January's 20.
  9. Barcelona: the city of Barcelona is still one of the cities with more fondness for nativity scenes. The Fira de Santa Llúcia It is one of the most obvious claims, but Barcelona is decorated at Christmas with plans, exhibitions, concerts and activities for children.
  10. White Villages (Cádiz): a tour of Arcos de la Frontera, Ubrique, Setenil de las Bodegas, Grazalema, Prado del Rey or El Bosque is worth it by itself. But at Christmas, Arcos dresses up to receive more than 30.000 visitors in his famous living Bethlehem, the oldest of Spain and declared a Festival of Tourist Interest of Andalusia. Hundreds of actors and extras turn the historic center of this beautiful town into a unique recreation of the Birth of Jesus.

    Living crib of Arcos de la Frontera. Image: Andalucia.org


Here we have left you a proposal with 10 belenista destinations to enjoy at Christmas, But there are many other getaways that will make you enjoy the nativity scenes: entire communities such as Galicia, Murcia or Aragón, and cities such as Bilbao, Valencia, Cáceres, Cuenca, the Cadiz towns Jerez de la Frontera or El Puerto de Santa María, Villarrubia de los Ojos (Ciudad Real) or Cuéllar (Segovia).

Do you plan to visit any of them?


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