Madrid is one of those cities where you will always find things to do and see. The Spanish capital has a wide range of activities, shows, museums, monuments.. but also squares, parks, and hidden spots that you will love to visit for some hours. And when these dates arrive, there are even more activities as Madrid is full of things to do in Christmas time.
Among all these things to do in Madrid during Christmas, there is one that stands out: visiting the traditional nativity scenes. If you plan to stay in the Spanish capital during December, you can´t miss these truly masterpieces. In addition of being a nice tradition in Spain, visiting nativity scenes in Madrid is an activity that you just can enjoy for few days, so is an unique opportunity, and for free!
If you like this and you have already started to google, you may notice that the list of nativity scenes to visit is quite long. Knowing that your time is limited, in Madrid Photo Tour we want to recommend you the best nativity scenes to visit in Madrid these Christmas, have a look!
Nativity scene of Town hall of Madrid
Without a doubt, the nativity scene made by the Town Hall of Madrid is one of the most popular ones, not only by its size but also for the level of detail on it. This nativity scene is a good start for your route around Madrid. You will find it in Plaza Cibeles.
Nativity scene of Casa de la Villa
This nativity scene, made by the nativity scene association of Madrid, is one of the most visited ones, thanks to the mime and detail of each of its figures. You will find it in Casa de la Villa, old building of the Town Hall of Madrid.
Nativity scene of Museum of History of Madrid
In the museum of history you could contemplate one of the most applauded nativity scene every year in Madrid. It consists in an artistic building formed by fifty baroque figures from XVIII century. Art and tradition in one single place. Do not miss it. You can find it in calle Fuencarral.
Encarnación Nativity scene of Real Monasterio de la Encarnación
Among the most traditional nativity scenes in Madrid you will find this one from Real Monasterio de la Encarnación. A truly masterpiece where you will find little details of the different scenes of the life of Virgin Mary, and Jesus. Find it in Plaza de la Encarnación.
Rafael Nativity scene of San Rafael
This nativity scene, made by the hospitable order of San Juan de Dios, has become in a tradition of Madrid from its beginnings last XX century. Besides, it is known as being the first nativity scene in incorporating a transition daylight-night in its illumination. You can visit it in calle Herreros de Tejada.
Where to find these and other nativity scenes in Madrid
We have told you which nativity scenes are the favorite ones in Madrid, but..where are exactly located? In order to know where they are, as many other nativity scene that worth a visit if you have time, we share with you this map of the locations of the main nativity scenes of Madrid this year:
What do you think about this route around the best nativity scenes of the city? Without a doubt, a perfect activity to do in Madrid these Christmas. And do you know how you could improve it? By adding one of our photo tours!
Imagine walking around these beautiful nativity scenes, and then have a walk with your partner, friends or family around Parque del Retiro, Puerta del Sol or Palacio Real, while we take professional photos of you that will last forever. Forget about blurry and boring selfies. With Madrid Photo Tour you will get an unforgettable album full of stories to tell after your holidays.
If you already know when you will do your visit to Madrid, do not hesitate! Contact us and book a date for your photo tour. We will help you to answer your questions and will plan with you an unforgettable trip.