The large-scale living nativity scene “Ciudad Belén” must become another attraction for visitors to the Venezuelan International Tourism Fair (Fitven 2023), based in the capital of the state of Lara (Barquisimeto), from the 23rd to the 27th. of November.
The artistic proposal involves a hundred actors who remember various episodes in the life of Jesus of Nazareth and, as a genesis, his birth on December 24.
Those attending each presentation will be able to get involved with a walk through the replica of the city of Bethlehem, designed in 22 square meters at the Bicentennial Fair Complex, located in Barquisimeto, relatively close to the Fitven headquarters, which will be in the architectural monument La Flor. from Venezuela.
“Ciudad Belén” in Barquisimeto was released on November 17 of this year, and will be on view for locals and visitors until December 16, 2023.
The presentations of the living nativity scene are scheduled in two shifts from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and from 8:00 to 9:30 pm, on Fridays and Saturdays, with completely free admission, for four weekends in a row until first half of December.
The Mayor’s Office of the Iribarren Municipality, led by Mayor Luis Jonás Reyes, through the Barquisimeto Tourism Corporation (Cortubar) seeks to rescue Christmas traditions, which is why they described the manger as “a journey of faith and hope.” .
“What we want is for the people of Barquisime to feel that they are traveling in time and walking the streets in Belén,” stressed Adriana Castellanos as president of Cortubar.
Next Friday, November 25 at 7 pm, Huascar Barradas, winner of the Latin Grammy for best classical music album, will offer his concert “Hallaca con Flauta” at the Don Pío Alvarado amphitheater.
Cortubar also highlighted that around “Ciudad Belén” a large Christmas bazaar, market type, will be available, where the family can enjoy purchasing items for the hallacas and everything for the home.
More than 60 entrepreneurs will be exhibiting their typical Christmas products and services for the pleasure and comfort of attendees.
The musical atmosphere will extend on Fridays and Saturdays with a varied gastronomic route.