THE traditional ‘Bethlehem in Marbella’ Nativity scene was inaugurated on Saturday.
Each year the Neighbourhood Association El Calvario-Huerta Belon sets it up at San Nicolas.
The choirs Sierra Blanca and Rociero Virgen Madre de Nueva Andalucia provided festive music and the event was attended by councillors Enrique Rodriguez, Remedios Bocanegra and Isabel Cintado. Once again, the scene features monuments and different corners of the city.
There is a replica of the Plaza de los Naranjos and the Casa Consistorial, the walls of the Castle, and the chapels of Calvary, Santiago, Santo Cristo and the old Guadalpin.
Also shown are the façade of the Church of La Encarnación, the site of the Roman Baths of Las Bóvedas, the peak of La Concha and the River Guadalpín.
As a novelty this year, the chapel of Vigil de Quiñones has also been included, which in turn acts as a portal; the walls and gates of the city have been modified, and the grove and prickly pears have been made manually.
San Nicolas is in the Parque de los Enamorados on Avenida Jacinto Benavente. The Nativity can be seen from the outside from noon, with entrance into the building between 5 pm and 7pm.