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Neapolitan Bethlehem of the City Council 2012 in Madrid

One of the most interesting news in the Christmas 2012-2013 in Madrid is undoubtedly the Neapolitan Nativity Scene that the city council exposes in the Cibeles Palace.

It is a very special exhibition that is integrated into the new offer of the cultural center CenterCenter, which this Christmas has as its most prominent event the exhibition of the House of Alba.

He Neapolitan Bethlehem of the City Council 2012 It is an excellent example of the great boom that this type of nativity scenes Aristocratic had during the viceroyalty of Carlos III in Naples, between 1725 and 1790, during which time the Italian city became one of the cultural references of Europe.

Of course, I must point out that during mytourist trip to Naples I found that there that period is considered a "black era", although recognizing the cultural boom.


Figure of the Neapolitan Bethlehem of the City of Madrid 2012 in Cibeles

Specifically the nativity scene that you can now see in the Cibeles Palace it consists ofa total of 600 pieces, of which 300 are human and animal figures, from the three nativity scenes that Carlos III brought when he acceded to the Crown of Spain, and that after his death was distributed among his successors.

During your visit you can check the great artistic wealth of this nativity scene, as well as large size of his figures, calledpastori, which have a height of 30 to 40 centimeters.

Highlights of it is the excellent reproduction of the market, with the stalls of meat, fish and fruits, as well as the very well-dressed costumes of the figures, in which the lace is not lacking.

He Birth it is located in the center of the nativity scene, in a "portal" formed by a classic colonnade, typical of the Baroque style, and with an infinity of angels.

The Neapolitan nativity scene you can visit until February 3, and after the exhibition will be auctioned by the family that owns it, which has given it to the town hall for it.

You can check the visiting hours and, and as an advance of it, here is a gallery of photos of the Neapolitan Bethlehem of the City Council 2012 in Madrid.



































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