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Museo de Belenes (Nativity Scene Museum)

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Address: Calle San Agustin, 3, Alicante, Spain
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+34 965 20 22 32
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Not just for Christmas !

In the old part of town in an early 19th century house. I didn't expect much but was really impressed by the quality of the Nativity Scenes on display. At times , I felt I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the old part of town in an early 19th century house. I didn't expect much but was really impressed by the quality of the Nativity Scenes on display. At times , I felt I was being transported into the very heart of Bethlehem or fleeing to Egypt myself....... Well worth a visit ! Also good to know that the... More 

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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The incredible talent and skill of the crafters who made the museum possible was amazing. The displays were all so intricate they brought not just the nativity scenes but also bible stories almost to life! Moses in the bulrushes was tremendous.

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Thank Lyn214
Sway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I expected a dusty little display of some really naff nativity scenes - what we got was a wonderfully enlightening tour of the Bible stories associated with the birth of Jesus. Little tableaus illustrated in such detailed perfection - of artistry - not necessarily historically accuracy -the well known and less well known aspects of the biblical story. Each figure... More 

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1 Thank Jonathan E
Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Just around the corner from San Nicolas Cathedral in Alicante Old Town, (c/San Agustin nº 3) this small, but free, museum is a hidden gem! Features many Nativity scenes in 3d which are beautifully crafted and really special to look at. The curator is friendly and gives information to anyone who asks - well worth a visit when you are... More 

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

If you know your stories from the religious works you will have more interest, great detail by the various artists. Around the corner from the Cathedral, small footprint on street, 3 or 4 rooms.

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Thank Pepperjackm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

NATIVITY SCENE MUSEUM This museum is located in a traditional house typical of the city’s Old Quarter. It is home to a permanent exhibition of nativity scenes in homage to the great nativity scene tradition of Spain and various other countries around the world, and its collection includes several international pieces. Address: c/ San Agustín nº 3 (Old Quarter) Tel:... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Spent a long time looking for it. Would be very helpful if this information was available for everyone. The notice on the door gave no information when it closed, or when it would reopen. None of the people who helped me find it knew ot was closed.

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Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This museum features the typical Belen or Creche which adorns nearly all households in Spain during the Christmas Season. You can admire the small statues of religious content and the idealization of the times when Christ was born.

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Thank Maria S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We loved this museum, it is unusual and thought provoking. Small but very nicely laid out and lit. An amazing array of different styles of nativity. We loved looking at all the models of characters and animals, and at the really atmospheric scenery.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This free museum is a hidden gem. If you love Christmas, you should definitely visit to check out a variety of awesome nativity scenes.

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