A choral nativity scene
Carrer de Ferran, Plaça de Sant Jaume and Carrer de Jaume I
From 26 November to 6 January
Free activity without capacity restrictions
We are bringing back the traditional Plaça de Sant Jaume nativity scene. This year it will extend this year from the Rambla to Via Laietana along C/ Ferran and C/ Jaume I, with an offering that is even more choral than ever.
Nativity scenes are a celebration of life and use the agricultural rituals and domestic animals representing them as the central features of the natural cycle which, after so many months, we are bringing back, in collaboration with the neighbourhood’s commercial sector, schools and local residents and thanks to the generosity of numerous artistic disciplines.
This year’s Nativity Scene is a landscape featuring characters spread about on balconies and roof terraces and which also uniquely occupies the respective façades of the Catalan government's headquarters and the City Hall.
It also proposes, as a major new feature, nativity scene displays in shop windows, banks and institutional spaces which, designed by artists in media as different as dioramas, sculptures, videos, typographies, wrought ironwork, photographs and engravings, to show the vitality of this Christmas tradition.
The project is the brainchild of the architect Jordi Darder, who insists that he would not have been able to pull it off without all the groups’ involvement and enthusiasm.