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Neapolitan nativity scene of the Dukes of Cardona in Cibeles Palace at Christmas 2014

In the Christmas 2014-2015 which is officially celebrated in the capital with the Christmas lights on, he Belen mounted on City of Madrid He is again one of the great protagonists.

It is already the fifth year that you can visit this traditional nativity scene in theCibeles Palace new seat of the session, and for the occasion the line established in 2012 of riding prestigious is followed nativity scenes after an agreement with its owners.

In 2012 we could see the great Madrid exposedNeapolitan Nativity Scene that the familyGarcia Castro ceded to the town hall, considered one of one of the baroque nativity scenes most important in the world, and in the last Christmas holidays you could enjoy the famous Bethlehem of Salzillo, which is usually exposed in the Salzillo museum of Murcia.


Neapolitan nativity scene of the Dukes of Cardona in Cibeles Palace at Christmas 2014

This time the Neapolitan nativity scene dukes of Cardona, an exhibition also exceptional, because it has not been seen for decades.

Commissioned to Naples in 1784 by the Ducal House of Medinaceli, it is currently preserved by the Duchess of Carmona, who not long ago brought to light the almost 200 figures that make up the collection, and then traveled to Naples to complete the scenic set of the nativity scene with architectures and objects that had been lost.


Neapolitan Bethlehem of the Madrid City Council 2014 in Cibeles Palace

He Belen that you can currently see in the Cibeles Palace is one of the only two collections that were made with the same bill at the end of the 18th century, the other being made for Russian tsars.

This nativity scene stands out for being a collection with figures completely carved in wood, both body and head, when the usual thing was that the latter were made in mud.

With all the same size figures, the nativity scene shows the birth scene set in the characteristic architecture of archaeological remains, and it also highlights the courtship of wise men, as well as the musical orchestra.


Orchestra in the Neapolitan nativity scene of the 2014 City Hall

But the main protagonist of this collection, as usual in the Neapolitan nativity scenesIt is the town of Naples itself, with various scenes of the life of the Italian city at the end of the 18th century.

The latter you will see especially in the back of the exhibition, with a large banquet in the tavern or butcher shop.

Dates and times Belén Ayuntamiento Madrid 2014

The dates of the Neapolitan Bethlehem exhibition in the Cibeles Palace They are from November 28 to February 1, so this sample goes beyond the traditional Christmas period, as has been usual in recent years.


Birth in the Neapolitan nativity scene of the 2014 City Hall

The Visiting schedules of the Bethlehem of the Madrid City Council they are, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last access, at 7.40 p.m.); Closed Mondays.

Now, on certain dates the schedule varies, and here is the detail of theChristmas holiday schedules: December 24, 25, 31, and January 1 and 6, closed to the public; January 5, open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Tavern in the Neapolitan Nativity Scene of the City Hall 2014

He Ticket price to see the Bethlehem of the Madrid City Council It is 2 euros, with a reduced entry one euro for people over 65 and large families. Admission is free for children under 14, unemployed people and people with disabilities.

For visit the Neapolitan Bethlehem of dukes of Cardona, After buying the tickets at the ticket office on the outer facade of the Cibeles Palace, you must access through the outer door of the tower to the left of it.

Once inside, you have to stand in line because the site of the nativity scene is accessed in groups of up to 60 people, every 20 minutes, to avoid the crowds.

Pictures Belén City Hall Madrid 2014

Here you have more photos of the Bethlehem of the dukes of Cardona which is exhibited during Christmas 2014 in the Cibeles Palace of the Madrid City Council.


















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