Las Palmas in the north of Gran Canaria continues its traditional Christmas celebrations with an amazing experience of a Nativity scene or Belen carved in sand sculptures on Las Canteras Beach. This unique experience is currently attracting thousands of visitors to see the story of Christmas displayed in sand with shepherds, sheep, traditional houses, three kings with camels and Mary, Joseph and Jesus.
Professional sand sculptures have worked hard for many weeks to design and create this artistic and spiritual display that reminds visitors of the origin of Christmas in a way that is unique and memorable. In the first three days of being opened, over 25,000 adults and children came to see this amazing exhibit on Las Canteras Beach, and by the side of hundreds of holidaymakers sunbathing on the sand or swimming in the sea.
For many tourists in Gran Canaria, blue skies, warm sunshine, sunbathing and swimming, beautiful scenery and a place to relax and escape from the winter weather in other parts of Europe are some of the reasons for making their journey to the Canary Islands. However, for those lucky enough to be visiting Gran Canaria now and until 6 January, they can jump on a bus to Las Palmas and head for Las Canteras Beach, which is close to Santa Catalina Park, and remind themselves what Christmas is really about and take back photos and memories from a work of art created from sand.
This Belen de Arena or Sand Nativity is open each day from nine o’clock in the morning until ten o’clock at night, and entrance is free. However, visitors are encouraged to give donations to charity. Do visit this amazing Belen for something different, artistic and spiritual!
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