This Sunday, December 3, Valga opened its traditional artisanal Nativity Scene. The Friends of the Nativity Scene Association did, once again, an exceptional job that makes, one more year, one of the most important nativity scenes in Galicia. We’ll tell you more about it!
More than 4,000 pieces sum up 2023 in Valga’s the Nativity Scene
Thousands of people visit the Nativity Scene of Valga every year, declared to be of Galician Tourist Interest, which enables you to contemplate landscapes and customs typical of the Galician countryside and which, in addition, review current events that happened throughout the year.
This year, the artisan Nativity Scene of Mar de Santiago has about 4,500 handmade pieces, many of which feature moving elements that, arranged over about 400 square meters, depict events at a local, national and international level.
Among the figures and scenes incorporated into this year’s Nativity Scene, which, as always, are kept secret until the opening day, are the enthronement of King Charles III of England, his coronation in Westminster Abbey, and parade through the streets of London. The Spanish Royal House also has a place in this handmade Nativity Scene, with Princess Leonor as the protagonist, swearing allegiance to the Constitution after becoming of age, and to the flag at the Academy of Zaragoza.
Another of the events that is reflected in Valga’s Nativity Scene, is the victory of the women’s team in the World Cup, along with the controversy that ended up causing the departure of Luis Rubiales from the Federation. “Os Mozos de Arousa,” who dominated the Chain Reaction program, also have their own miniature, just like Ana Obregón and her granddaughter, the weddings of Tamara Falcó and Chabelita Pantoja, or celebrities who died in recent months such as Pepe Domingo Castaño, Tina Turner, Carmen Sevilla, or María Teresa Campos.
The Mirador da Perdiz viewpoing joins the Nativity Scene of Valga
If there is one thing that cannot be missing this year in the Valga’s Nativity Scene of Valga, it is its recently opened Mirador da Perdiz viewpoint that we already talked about on another occasion. This was restored by the residents of Vilar by means of the Embelecer Valga contest, and since then, it has been attracting a large number of tourists to this territory of Mar de Santiago.
The festivities of Corpus Christi and its floral carpets are another new feature, as is a goat entering the polling station in Igrexa, Setecoros. In addition to these elements, the pieces representing Herod’s Castle, the Inn, and the manager have been renewed.
If you want to visit one of the most important nativity scenes in Galicia, keep in mind that it will be open until January 14 with the following opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Sundays and public holidays from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Discover all the information on its website and visit us this Christmas to bid farewell to 2023 by becoming acquainted Mar de Santiago. We look forward to seeing you!