Costa Blanca News: Museums in Orihuela strike gold

PLEASED: Councillor Mar Ezcurra was satisfied with the outcome

Almost 10,000 people visited Museums in Orihuela over the Christmas period. According to the department of culture, the most visited museum over the holidays was the newly opened Museo del Belén. The Councillor for Culture, Mar Ezcurra, announced that the museum dedicated to nativity scenes received 2,874 visitors.

Ezcurra reminded that the museum will remain open all year and said “It is very good news that the museum has been greatly accepted and has received such a large number of visits over Christmas.”

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The museum hosts 34 three-dimensional models that depict biblical images. The displays were made and donated by Manuel Zambrana García, one of the most prestigious nativity scene makers in Spain.

The house of recognised Spanish poet Miguel Hernández, remained closed due to rehabilitation works following damage caused by DANA. Nonetheless, the exhibition hall dedicated to the poet as well as the courtyard and gardens received a total of 2,142 people.

Visitors were able to enjoy the ‘Miguel Hernández lives in Orihuela’ exhibition, including some of his original documents and artwork by different authors.


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