During Christmas, many towns in different Spanish regions represent the birth of Jesus. Among all those who stage that date, along with the arrival of the Three Kings, we have certain Spanish nativity scenes that have become essential. We are going to get closer so that you discover that Living Nativity Scene you want to know this Christmas.
Living Nativity Scene in Alcanadre (La Rioja)
Since 1971, the staging of the Living Nativity Scene has been held on the slopes of Mount Viso, where 70 residents of this Riojan municipality act as actors. It is an open-air show. On the Mount of Viso, near the town, the portal, the shepherds’ farms, Herod’s castle and a detailed sound and light show are installed.
The performances take place on December 25, 29 and 30 and January 1 and 6.
One of the oldest nativity scenes in the country is located on the banks of the River Fluviá in Girona. Every year the most characteristic scenes are represented in the old part of the town and this mobilizes a good part of the population. More than 300 actors participate and the performance dates are December 20, 25, 26 and January 1, 2 and 3.
Living Nativity Scene in Buitrago de Lozoya (Madrid)
The setting where this Living Nativity Scene is located is perfect for its representation. Since 1988, more than 200 actors have been spread around the old town surrounded by medieval walls, where we can also see real animals.
The screenings take place on December 19, 20, 26 and 27.
In this case, this Living Nativity Scene is represented only on January 6 in the morning. At 9:00 am, the Three Wise Men and their entourage leave from the Viana Palace and go to the Plaza Mayor de Sangüesa where the Living Nativity Scene is located. During the tour different scenes take place, such as the passage in front of Herod’s palace.
Living Nativity Scene in Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz)
At 60 km from Cádiz, is Arcos de la Frontera. The performance takes place only one day a year and is usually before December 24. It has been taking place since 1971 and has more than 30 scenes distributed throughout the old part of the city.
More than half a thousand residents participate in this representation of the historic Bethlehem, with its markets, notaries, artisans.
There are many towns in almost all Spanish regions, those who represent scenes of the Nativity scene during Christmas. Seeing the residents of each of the towns become actors is an event to the delight of anyone who wants to take a moment to go to the events that took place more than 2000 years ago.