Pessebre Vivent Pobla de Montornès La Pobla de Montornès
A living manger is the representation of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth from several paintings with living characters and taking advantage of a rustic environment or place or architectural interest as the old town.
In La Pobla de Montornès we have an incomparable setting to make the representations of the Living Nativity, the hill where the Hermitage of the Virgin of Montornès is located, at a scarce kilometer from the village nucleus, a totally natural place surrounded by vegetation, pines and carob trees together to an old farmhouse.
Since 1976, and in an uninterrupted way, the representations of the Living Nativity have been celebrated. The Pessebre de la Pobla de Montornès is one of the most traditional in Catalonia and has become the icon of our municipality, projecting the city, beyond the region.
For 35 years, the cultural entity Amics de Montornès organized and managed the entire field of representations of the Nativity scene. After this period of time, the Friends of Montornès decided to stop being responsible for the organization, and since this decision, more than 5 years ago, is in charge of l'Associació Pessebre Vivent of the Pobla de Montornès.
Each season may vary according to the dates. It starts on the Sunday before Christmas, and continues on December 25 and 26, January 1 and usually the performances are over on the day of Kings.
You can access the Hermitage itself by private car and also by bus. By bus we always ask you to inform us before you come, in order to facilitate your arrival and parking.
During the final tour of the path that leads to the Hermitage, you will find assistants from the organization who will help you park without any difficulty.
Upon arrival the visitor will find a bar service and WC services.
Inside the same bar you can buy souvenirs from the Crib and enjoy the warmth of a wood stove.
In front of the bar there are some stops with products of La Pobla, yoghurts, cheeses, custards etc. artisanal and also breads, cakes and different products from a bakery in the town, likewise and since a few years ago offers its services a churrería that delights both young and old.
Taking into account the dates of representation, December and January, which is normally cold, people waiting to visit the Crib, hot broth and infusions are offered, products donated by courtesy of the firms, Caldo Aneto and Tgust. And when they finish the route of the performance they will be able to taste the toasted bread, made in the coals of firewood and to accompany it a good drink of wine.
The best days to enjoy the show are Sunday before Christmas and the Day of Kings, that does not take away for the rest of the days, the show is also magnificent, but there are more visitors and maybe you have to wait a bit at the time to see the representation.