3rd Dec 2023 @ 10:25 am

Yaiza unveiled its famous belén yesterday, the nativity scene with the longest history on the island, and one that many islanders agree is still the most beautiful and poetic of them all.

The 260 square-metre tableaux in the Plaza de los Remedios was created by council workers Pancho Ortiz, Orlando Caraballo y Aridane Cabrera, and once again it took visitors’ breath away with its detail, imagination, and evocative beauty.

Mayor Óscar Noda thanked the creators of the belén, saying that it continued the tradition and honoured the memory of Tito Viera, who started the belén tradition in Yaiza in the 80s with “those first nativity scenes where even us children had to carry some stones along.”

The nativity scene contains many elements from previous years, but a representation of the Yaiza windmill roundabout has been added, as well as a water fountain.

“This is the Nativity scene that has the most tradition in Lanzarote, the most beautiful and the one that will surely have the most visits, so come by, enjoy it, see it, and imagine yourself in the many corners that it represents,” concluded Noda.

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