Purchena inaugurates its Monumental Artistic Crib

Purchena inaugurates its Monumental Artistic Crib
The nativity scene maker Carlos Moreno Resina, accompanied by the Mayor Juan Miguel Tortosa.

For the fifth year running, the Exhibition Hall of the Purchena Town Hall houses the Monumental Artistic Nativity Scene, the work of the purchenero Carlos Moreno Resina.

This Monday the exhibition was officially inaugurated, after the words of the Mayor of the town, Juan Miguel Tortosa, the artist and the blessing of Father Antonio, the new parish priest of the municipality.

The mayor highlighted the work “of a Purchena resident who fills the building with content and offers the possibility for people from other towns to come and get to know our town”.

Since last year a record has been kept of the number of visits to the nativity scene, and in 2021 alone, 1500 people, pandemic in between, came to see this work which represents a single biblical scene set in Judea in the year 747 of the Roman calendar. A typical image of the everyday life of a city where the first thing that can be seen on the route is an inn next to which is a stable, the place where the baby Jesus came into the world under the shelter of the breath of an ox.

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The work, made of wood and recycled material, has been carried out on a model of more than 30 square metres.

The nativity scene maker Carlos Moreno said he felt “supported by my people and that is comforting. Around October, people start to ask me what things or what this year’s crib will be like”; a crib that grows in number of figures, in buildings and invites the visitor to discover everyday elements that will be absolutely familiar to him.

As every year, many neighbours did not want to miss the inauguration. The Monumental Artistic Nativity Scene can be visited until the 6th of January from Monday to Friday from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 2pm and from 5pm to 9pm.

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