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Belen in front of the Ayuntamiento

Belen in front of the Ayuntamiento

or City Hall. This week (Friday the 6th) was the Dia de los Reyes, when the Reyes Magos (Magi) come to give gifts to the Christ Child, and not incidentally, bring gifts for all the children in Spain. So there are these manger scenes all over town, and the Reyes Magos arrive by boat the evening of the 5th, and there is a parade. "Belen" is what they call the manger scene, or nativity scene; it means "Bethlehem".

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