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Museo de Belenes (Nativity Scene Museum)

Calle San Agustin, 3, Alicante, Spain
+34 965 20 22 32
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It's closed temporarily......

Am in Alicante at the moment and went to visit in the old town and there is a notice on the door... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Not just for Christmas !

In the old part of town in an early 19th century house. I didn't expect much but was really... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Calle San Agustin, 3, Alicante, Spain
+34 965 20 22 32
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Am in Alicante at the moment and went to visit in the old town and there is a notice on the door stating due to "technical issues" the museum is closed temporarily ( although it does not state for how long) Only posting this so...More

1  Thank aimee-Jay
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank vessi80
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.

Thank Lyn214
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Jonathan E
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...More

1  Thank AlicanteGirl2
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.

Thank Pepperjackm
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...More

3  Thank Dave B
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...More

1  Thank Nikki S
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.

Thank Maria S
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.

Thank Caz J
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Patricia B
20 December 2015|
Response from Caz J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can't tell you their opening hours for May, but when we were there in October they were open most days til 4 or 5pm. We went on the Sunday and had to be quick as it closed at 1 (or maybe 2)pm that day. Hope this helps.