BELENES IN MADRID

BELENES IN MADRID »

8 Dec, 2021
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Saint Francis of Assisi, who spent time in Madrid in 1214 on his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, is credited for creating the first live nativity scene in 1223 in order to cultivate the worship of Christ. The scene's popularity inspired communities throughout Christian countries to stage similar exhibitions. Go visit the belenes (Nativity Scenes) in Madrid. See GUIDEPOST's list!

SEMANA SANTA IN SPAIN: A Post-Mortem

SEMANA SANTA IN SPAIN: A Post-Mortem »

1 Apr, 2018
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Semana Santa is fast turning into a parody of the Easter penitence that used to characterize the week of the Passion of Jesus in Catholic Spain