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Opened the Municipal Bethlehem that is composed of 500 figures in a space of more than 150 square meters (17/12/2018)

The general secretary of Family, Manuel Marcos Sanchez, and the mayor of Archena, Patricia Fernandez, inaugurated the night of Bethlehem Municipal yesterday, which is located in the courtyard of the old school Miguel Medina.

Hundreds of neighbors attended this event and were amazed by the creativity and work carried out by the users of the "Llano del Barco" Day Center, while the carols offered by the rondalla of the users of the Senior's Day Center sounded live.

After the traditional ribbon cutting, the vicar and parish priest of the church of San Juan Bautista, Alfonso Alburquerque, blessed the Bethlehem and accompanied the first municipal authority to contemplate the different passages and sequences of this installation.

Magdala Lola, therapist at the Day Center for Disability of Archena "Llano del Barco" and the authors, users of the Archena Disability Day Center "Llano del Barco" and technical staff of the City Council, supervised the assembly. ..

The objectives, according to the mayor, "are to conserve and promote the traditions of our municipality integrating the landscape, architecture and everyday scenes of our history in the Bethlehem."

For this, different techniques and materials have been used in its preparation and special importance has been given to the concept "Space", giving continuity to the work carried out from the center with the users, on the one hand, and on the other, favoring access and enjoyment of the scenes of it to the visiting public.

The Municipal Bethlehem is made up of 500 figures created by associations of women of the municipality.

The dimensions of the Nativity Scene are 22 meters long by 7 meters wide and have been used to recreate natural environments native plants.

As for the materials used, among others: cement, sand, stone, clay, arginate. Mixed techniques.

As a novelty this year the representative scenes of Egypt and Jerusalem have been significantly remodeled.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Archena

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