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I've posted a photo of this event last year but I guess it's time to return to the theme. This photo was taken in Monsaraz last year.Every year this village recreates the Nativity scene using around 40 real size figures that are placed all through the village. You can find them in the most amazing places. This is the main street and the square of the church and it was here we could find most part of the figures last year.There are beggers sitting on the stairs of the church, a woman taking water from the well, women and children in the streets... If we follow their direction, we'll find the nativity scene. I guess they change the place of these figures every year.

I'm posting this photo because I particularly like this event. I like Christmas trees also but the Nativity has a big tradition in our country and unfortunately it's losing some importance, I think. So I really apprecciate the idea of seeing this one, in real size and in such an old and traditional village.It hasn't started yet this year but I intend to go there again.
This year there will be big nativity scenes in several other towns,I hope to have the chance to visit a couple of them and show them here.

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