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Inaugurated the municipal Bethlehem of Los Alcázares, awarded five times by the Association of Belenistas of the Region (22/12/2018)

The mayor of Los Alcázares, Anastasio Bastida;

and the parish priest of the municipality, Rubén Cerezo Córdoba, inaugurated this Friday the 200 m2 municipal Bethlehem, located on the Paseo de la Feria and has more than 700 figures and has been awarded five times by the Association of Nativity the Region of Murcia.

This year, new dedicated trades have been incorporated to join the 700 existing figures, all of them, works by the famous sculptor Manuel Nicolás Almansa, continuator of Salzillo's work.

In addition, you can find typical spas of the Mar Menor, the Hotel La Encarnación or the flamencos.

The sculptures of this sculptor can be found in collections from Honduras, Venezuela, England or France.

As well as in the Museums of Decorative Arts of Madrid and the Spanish People in Barcelona, ​​as well as in the Vatican Museum, in the section of the figures of Bethlehem.

The figures modeled by him are tremendously expressive, prototypes of Murcian baroque Almansa, and has made numerous exhibitions of his work throughout Spain.

Between the prizes that it has emphasizes: Silver Medal of the Obra Social of Crafts, Distinguished Artisan, Gold Medal of the National Work of Handicraft and Laurel of Murcia in the year 1973. This year, the Bethlehem is immersed in the contest of Cribs of the Region of Murcia, which has already been a finalist and that in a few days will proclaim the winner.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Los Alcázares

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