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Nativity scene with a Canary twist 

El Rosario in the north of Tenerife is well worth a visit if you would like to see a nativity scene with a difference.

The “belen” as it is known not only shows the birth of the baby Jesus but the advent of the central area of El Chorrillo as well.

The open-air scene is located adjacent to the main road to the south at kilometre 9 so is seen by hundreds of residents as they pass this way each day.

The nativity scene is part of the idiosyncrasy of this municipality during the Christmas period and highlights the important work of creator Domingo López.

This is the largest crib of El Rosario and is joined by another belen in the chapel of Machado.

“El nacimiento de El Chorrillo” stands out because it features Canary people and customs, their work on the farms, the market and the typical architecture of the houses.

El Rosario has a spectacular display of Christmas lights this year and is ready to welcome shoppers and tourists alike.

Find out more on: http://www.ayuntamientoelrosario.org/