The CajaCanarias Foundation yesterday inaugurated its traditional portal of Bethlehem in the Cultural Space of Santa Cruz of Tenerife (Plaza del Patriotismo, 1), as well as the innovative cardboard assembly that is exhibited annually in the Cultural Space located in Garachico on the occasion of the upcoming Christmas festivities. In both cases, they will be open to the public until next January 5, free of charge, and all the information is already available through www.cajacanarias.com. The visiting hours for the general public, with regard to the nativity scene located in the CajaCanarias Cultural Space of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is established in two periods: from December 3 to 22 (both days inclusive) it will be open, from Monday to Friday, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., while on Saturdays and Sundays, in addition, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in addition to December 6, 7 and 8, on the occasion of from the Constitution Bridge. From December 23 to January 5, for its part, the Portal will open its doors, from Monday to Sunday, in the morning and in the evening (11: 00-13: 30 and 17: 30-20: 00 hours), except for December 24 and 31, as well as January 5, the opening being limited to the morning slot.
In relation to schools that wish to arrange visits to the Portal de Belén of the CajaCanarias Cultural Space of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the registration form is already available at www.cajacanarias.com to attend between December 9 and 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The maximum group of schoolchildren is established in 30 students per center (organized in two groups of 15) and the estimated time of the tour is 15 minutes.
With respect to planned schedule To visit the assembly designed for the CajaCanarias de Garachico Cultural Space, it is established from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Monday to Saturday, in general, while on Sundays and holidays Will remain closed.
The Bethlehem portal designed for the Cultural Space of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in this edition focuses its attention on the Fortress of Masada, the great palatial residence built by order of Herod, around the year 40 BC, in the middle of the desert and which was his refuge and that of a Jewish resistance group. Today, the archaeological site of Masada has become one of the most important tourist attractions in Israel and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The reproduction of the Nativity Scene has been made with materials such as sand, earth, acrylic paints, porexpan, polyurethane, plaster, cement and wood, covering an area of 7.60 meters long and 4 meters wide. As in previous editions, the Belén Portal of the CajaCanarias Foundation hides inside some surprises that the little ones and those who are not so much must play to find.