Toledo’s Nativity Scenes

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Don’t miss the chance to see the various nativity scenes that adorn Toledo if you happen to be in the city around Christmas time. For Toledanos, it has almost become a tradition for us to visit and enjoy the many on offer to make the most of the winter festivities. 

There is every type of nativity scene that you can imagine. For those who prefer a traditional manger and accompanying figurines, visit Plaza de Zocodover. If you fancy a modern twist visit, the Colegio de Aparejadores where you’ll find one made of playmobil. Inside the old town there are also others at La Estrella Chapel; the San Marcos Cultural Centre and Museo del Ejército (Military Museum). 

If you wish to venture outside of the old town you can see arguably the most interesting variation on this Christmas tradition: a living nativity scene (see our later post to find a more in depth description). Based at Caja Rural, the buildings house more than 70 animals including dromedaries, sheep and piglets. Another option is heading to the Santa Casilda Nursing Home. 

If you would like more detailed information the Toledo City Council publishes an annual programme with information about all the nativity scenes you can visit as well as their opening hours.

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An interesting take on the nativity scene made with Playmobil.