Valença is Nativity City until the 6th of January
The collective exhibition of nativity scenes reproduces the scene of the birth of Jesus, with various art installations in the city, until the next 6th of January.
A wooden crib, with an average height of 2.5 meters, weighing 5 tons and eight pieces, is one of the great attractions of Valença Cidade Crib. The eight figures represent the baby Jesus, Our Lady, Saint Joseph, the Magi, the donkey, and the cow, in Largo da Trapicheira, in the heart of the city’s central area.
The pieces are carved in maple wood, the chainsaw, and this year they were enriched with the last two pieces, the cow and the donkey, by the artist António Nunes.
On Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra (Cristelo) a group exhibition features 20 cribs created by Valencian associations and institutions. This year, for the first time, the artistic installations of the nativity scenes were concentrated on the main avenue of access to the Fortaleza, allowing another visibility to these works.
For the mayor, José Manuel Carpinteira, “The nativity scenes are an irresistible invitation to visit, feel and experience the magic of this Christmas in Valença and a demonstration of the entrepreneurial and creative capacity of the Valencian communities that with so much pride provided these fantastic works”.
The collective exhibition of cribs extends to commercial windows, making Valença the Nativity City until the 6th of January. In commercial establishments, inside the Fortress and in the urban area of Valença, nativity scenes and Christmas motifs took over shop windows and many facades and porticoes of the emblematic Valencian trade.
The collective exhibition of nativity scenes is part of the Christmas program provided by Valença until the next 6th of January.
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