Almost 4,000 people visit the 2nd edition of the Living Nativity Scene in Món Sant Benet
The second edition of the Living Nativity Scene of Món Sant Benet surpassed all expectations, with the number of visitors reaching almost 4,000. This year, the activity was held in 4 sessions per day for five days, thus increasing the number of dates as well, and it added new scenes and characters.
The Living Nativity Scene of Món Sant Benet is an ambitious, unusual activity which combines depictions of the classic nativity scenes featuring around 100 actors with the use of state-of-the-art effects like video projections. For example, in this year’s edition, one of the most popular scenes was a map of the church facade.
In addition to recreating the traditional vignettes found in any nativity scene (the birth, the Annunciation, the Adoration, etc.), the one at Món Sant Benet includes a host of scenes from the Middle Ages which range from monastic life within the walls of the monastery to this year’s re-creation of other figures who lived on the margins of religious life, such as witches and vagabonds.
The activity was launched last year with the goal of avoiding being a run-of-the-mill nativity scene, and this year that goal remained in place by rethinking scenes and adding new elements that made it even more experiential and unforgettable. Large-scale projections, scents, historical settings, interaction with actors, a peerless setting and the uniqueness of a living nativity scene set in the monastic era make this activity particularly unique.